Commenting on the news that the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust has submitted a pre-consultation business plan to NHS England regarding the future of healthcare in our area, Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"Tens of thousands of local residents want to see services retained at St Helier and within the borough. It’s a great local hospital with dedicated, hardworking staff, but many of its buildings are in need of modernisation.
"I am pleased that the local NHS Trust are looking to build a brand new, modern health facility in our area -- either at St Helier, Epsom Hospital or Sutton Hospital. It would house A&E and critical care services, dealing with emergency cases and looking after the most at-risk patients.
"I am fighting tooth and nail to get this much-needed new facility located at St Helier and I will continue to fight alongside local residents to protect and improve our hospital. It is my top priority -- always has been, always will be.”
"Wherever the new facility is located, St Helier will retain the vast majority of its current services. That is certainty we have long called for so it is welcome."
Residents can add their name to Tom’s campaign at www.tombrake.co.uk/400million.