Sutton hospital consultEpsom & St Helier Hospitals Trust had a couple of public drop-in sessions recently to show people what plans they have for changes to services as they start the move away from the Sutton Hospital site. One in five visitors to the Hospital come for blood tests and it is proposed that this service remains for the foreseeable future. Many other services will move to either Epsom or St Helier hospitals with some outpatients and diagnostics going to the Jubilee Centre in Wallington. The proposed timetable is as follows:

  • Outpatients & diagnostics (partial), SEP 2013, Wallington
  • Health Records, NOV 2013, Epsom
  • Finance & Procurement offices, NOV 2013, St Helier
  • Outpatients (inc pre-operative assessment and pain outpatients but exc urology & opthamology), JAN 2014, St Helier
  • Urology/ lithotripsy (kidney stones), JAN 2014, Epsom
  • Estates & Facilities and redevelopment team offices, JAN 2014, St Helier
  • X-ray/Ultrasound, FEB 2014, split between Epsom and St Helier
  • Opthamology, JUN 2014, Epsom and St Helier
  • Pharmacy, JUN 2014, Epsom and St Helier
  • COPE (multi disciplinary pain management prog), Chronic fatigue service and Phlebotomy (blood testing) are to remain at Sutton

These moves will result in 60% of the services going to St Helier and 20% to Epsom

If you are going to be affected by these changes and would like to have your say, you can contact the Programme Director, Tim Wilkins at There is also more information on their website and you can follow them on twitter.