Surbiton Hospital site could become a ‘Community Hub’

hospitalNick Kilby and I, together with other Surbiton Neighbourhood Councillors have met with representatives from the Police, Primary Care Trust (PCT), GP surgeries and the voluntary sector to explore the exciting possibility of delivering a range of community services from the Surbiton Hospital site – ‘a community hub’.

The ‘fact-finding’ event took place on 4 February.  It follows the PCT’s announcement that it plans to develop a new £15m polyclinic  on the Ewell Road site offering a range of health services to the local community.

Plans under development by the PCT would enable patients to access a GP seven days a week, as well as having other NHS services on site.  The aim of the fact-finding event was to explore what other complementary services could run alongside those offered by the PCT.

In the near future, the Council will be having further discussions with the PCT and other partners and will consult extensively with local residents.


About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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