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New Sutton Hospital gets the go-ahead

The Government has today ( 25 May) announced that a new hospital in Sutton will be built by 2030. The new emergency hospital to be built in Sutton will care for the sickest patients with life-threatening illnesses, injuries and those requiring complex surgery. Whilst Epsom and St Helier hospitals will receive significant improvements and will continue to see and treat 85% of local patients. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay promised our Building Your Future Hospitals programme will "now proceed and be fully funded". This is fantastic news for patients, our local community, nurses, doctors and everyone who works in our hospitals. Our buildings are not fit for purpose and our patients deserve better and today’s announcement means they will soon be treated in modern facilities fit for 21st century healthcare.

The announcement will mean our residents get the care they need. Works have already started, with services being relocated from the Sutton site to ensure the land is clear and ready for building works to commence. This announcement is part of the Government’s commitment to the New Hospital Programme which will see 40 new hospitals built by 2030. We would like to thank everyone who has campaigned for better healthcare for local people and we look forward to hearing more details in the coming weeks.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Communications and Engagement Team at esth.communications@nhs.net if you have any questions.

Your sincerely, James Marsh, Acting Group Chief Executive & James Blythe, Managing Director for Epsom and St Helier hospitals



 

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