St Helier is a great local hospital with hard-working staff who deliver good care, but they're let down by outdated, poor quality buildings.
Today, the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, which runs St Helier Hospital, announced that it is putting together a case to secure up to £400 million of investment to replace the Trust’s failing buildings with modern, purpose-built facilities.
The Trust is starting an engagement programme with local residents which will run between now and 30 September - they want your help to secure the funding the Trust will need, and to choose where the new facilities should be.
We encourage you to find out more and have your say here.
At the moment, they have three main scenarios:
- Both Epsom and St Helier delivering a full range of local services with a new specialist acute facility based at Epsom.
- Both Epsom and St Helier delivering a full range of local services with a new specialist acute facility based at St Helier.
- Both Epsom and St Helier delivering a full range of local services and a new specialist acute facility (operating from a shared location) with the Royal Marsden at Sutton being where the centralised acute service is based.
This is just the start of the process and no decision has been made - that's why it's really important that we get involved and let the trust know what we think.
Over the next few months, we'll be talking to local people about the future of St Helier Hospital and what they think about these scenarios.