Merton, Sutton & Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have begun an "Engagement" on a set of proposals they have called "Improving Healthcare Together".
Just like the proposals which were published last year by the Epsom & St Helier Trust, if enacted these proposals would remove Acute services from ONE OR BOTH of Epsom Hospital AND St Helier Hospitals, such as:
- Accident & Emergency
- Intensive Care
- Cancer Care
- Coronary Care
- Emergency Surgery
The title of the proposals suggest that they will "Improve Healthcare" by providing less of it, at fewer sites, with fewer Acute hospital beds, located further away from MOST patients, by fewer Consultants.
While this is ongoing, the Epsom & St Helier Trust are ALREADY in the process of selling 20% of the land and buildings at Epsom Hospital, and have already employed Savills Estate Agents to lobby Sutton Council, to get the designation of the Land beneath St Helier Hospital changed, so that it can be used for "Residential and Other" purposes.
Your GP has the power to stop this. Please write to them using the template letters available at https://koshh.org/templates.
Documents mentioned in this video:
Epsom Hospital Sales Brochure (2018):
Epsom & St Helier Strategic Outline Case Summary (2017):
Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030 Issues Paper: