Crispin Blunt convenes public meeting to discuss future plans for new hospital

Crispin Blunt MP chaired a public meeting at Banstead Community Hall this evening, giving the public an opportunity to ask questions and hear more about Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust’s proposals for a dedicated Specialist Acute Care Facility Such a new facility which would provide 21st century solutions to acute health care needs in the Trust area. The meeting was very well-attended, providing fruitful insights into this unique opportunity.

Crispin Blunt fully supports the proposed option of siting the new hospital at Sutton, in the middle of the Trust’s catchment area where there is the land to build a modern, fit-for-purpose hospital. This would be co-located with The Royal Marsden at Sutton, a leading specialist cancer treatment hospital.

“Having previously met with the Chief Executive and Senior Managers from Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, I remain convinced that it is essential to have a new acute care facility at Sutton, to enhance and upgrade the hospital service provided to my constituents around Banstead, Chipstead and to the north of Reigate and Redhill. Sutton offers an accessible location across the Trust’s catchment area.

“Following tonight’s public meeting, I am confident that local people will hear more about the benefits of supporting this proposal. I strongly encourage local residents to respond to the Trust’s involvement exercise.”

To find out more about the proposal, Crispin Blunt recommends reading the information on the Trust’s website: https://epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/epsom-and-st-helier-2020-2030