Epsom Hospital - land sale
We were disappointed to learn of the sale of part of the Epsom General Hospital site by Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals Trust which was announced earlier this month.
Back in June 2018, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council set out publicly its opposition to the disposal of land and estate buildings at the hospital site. Instead we said such land should be used to accommodate additional health and related services for the residents of Epsom and Ewell and East Surrey, such as social care provision open to NHS patients.
Councillor Barry Nash, Chairman of the Council's Community and Wellbeing Committee said, "While this Council is not a decision maker on the future of the borough’s health provision, as a community leader we do have to ensure the views of residents are heard. We have expressed our opposition to the sale of this valuable hospital land, as any sale serves to limit the services and options for the future.
“However, now that the sale has gone ahead, we will seek to work with the Trust Board to ensure the proceeds of the land sale are ring fenced to the hospital site to ensure Epsom Hospital is able to continue to meet the needs of the community it serves now and into the future”
The announcement by the Trust can be found here