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The story so far

Over the last year, Building Your Future Hospitals (BYFH) has been looking at the hospital designs again, to bring them in line with Hospital 2.0 – the national hospital blueprint set out by the Government’s New Hospital Programme – and to respond to the previous feedback we received from the local community. 

Additionally a series of improvement projects at our existing sites have also been completed, and a number of others are underway, including plans for an electronic patient record at Epsom and St Helier and a new state-of-the-art specialist renal facility at St George’s that will bring together inpatient renal services.

    For more information about the plans we presented in 2021, please download a copy of our previous consultation brochure here.

    This is the story to date:

    July 2017

    Comprehensive engagement programme about the long-term future of the Trust’s healthcare services (Espom and St Helier 2020 – 2030) is launched.

    January 2018

    Metron, Sutton and Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Groups agree to form and approve the structure of Improving Healthcare Together programme (IHT)

    June 2018

    As part of the IHT Programme the three CCGs met as “Committees in Common”. IHT launch a series of public events to seek feedback on plans to build a new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.

    January – April 2020

    Formal consultation with members of the public.

    July 2020

    Following extensive public consultation, the three CCGs met in common and approved plans to build a brand new, state of the art hospital in Sutton and modernise buildings at Epsom and St Helier.

    The Trust took ownership of the delivery of the outcome of consultation, launching the Building Your Future Hospitals programme. Work began to create an Outline Business Case (OBC).

    May 2021

    NHS England/NHS Improvements and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) Joint Investment Committee considers the Outline Business Case for the project. The Trust is required to resubmit plans for embedding New Hospital Programme (NHP) commercial approach and design standardisation.

    July 2021

    Pre-planning engagement with more than 4,500 brochures sent to local residents, an online survey, three online webinars, and over 3,500 visits to the dedicated engagement website.

    October 2021

    NHP pause second round of pre-planning engagement and the planning submission which was intended for Jan 22. Design team completely paused from June 2022 waiting on NHP process update.

    May 2023

    Secretary of State confirms BYFH will be fully funded and completed by 2030. Gesh Group Strategy published strengthening or commitment to building a Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Sutton.

    Release of Hospital 2.0, the Government’s standardised design which will benefit patients and staff through digital solutions and an optimised hospital layout.

    June 2023 – June 2024

    The Trust has been revising the designs of the hospital to make sure they are in line with Hospital 2.0, the Government’s standardised design.