Mixed reviews for £500m funding for Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust

South West Londoner

The government has pledged £500 million of funding to Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust.

The trust said the money will be spent on refurbishing both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

A separate facility dedicated to emergency cases and high-risk patients will also be built at Epsom, St Helier or a new location in Sutton, which will account for 15% of the trust’s services.

Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh (pictured above) said: “These funds will downgrade at least one or both of St Helier and Epsom Hospitals, moving all acute services including major A&E and consultant-led maternity services to a new facility.

“Decades of identical plans indicate that this will be in Belmont – away from those most in need and placing intolerable pressure on nearby St George’s. 

“These latest funds must be spent where they are needed most: improving St Helier on its current site.”

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