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Epsom Hospital

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Care system  Public NHS
Phone  +44 1372 735735
Lists  Hospitals in England
Affiliated university  St Helier Hospital
Epsom Hospital
Location  Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Hospital type  District General Hospital
Website  http://www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk
Address  Dorking Rd, Epsom KT18 7EG, UK
Hours  Open today ยท Open 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hours
Similar  East Surrey Hospital, Croydon University Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, Kingston Hospital NHS Fou, West Park Hospital - Epsom

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Epsom Hospital is a hospital in Epsom, Surrey, England. It is part of the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust along with the nearby St Helier Hospital and Sutton Hospital.

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Description of the site

The hospital is situated on Dorking Road 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south east of the centre of Epsom. It contains an accident and emergency and a range of diagnostic and supporting services including pathology, radiology (including CT, MRI and ultrasound), the South West Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) which calls itself a "centre of excellence", vascular diagnostic services and an acute psychiatric facility operated by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

History

The first hospital in Epsom opened in 1873, with eight beds. The current building opened in 1890 as part of the poor laws. It was staffed by volunteers until the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948.

In 2011, it was revealed that the hospital was at risk of losing its A&E services as part of a Better Services Better Value (BSBV) programme, which would rationalise hospital facilities across Surrey and south west London. In 2013, local MP Chris Grayling said that constituents should show their support for retaining these services at the hospital.

Radio station

The hospital has its own radio service, "Epsom Hospital Radio", which is a registered charity and is staffed by volunteers. Since 1979, its mascot has been Ruddles The Bear, which was named after a competition in the Epsom Guardian.

References

Epsom Hospital Wikipedia


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