The early designs for Sutton's new hospital are in and the public are being asked to give their feedback.

Residents, patients and staff are all being called on by the Epsom-St Helier NHS Trust to give their take on a number of new design choices that will be put on show at several online public events later this month.

Since the hotly debated decision to locate a new Emergency Care facility in Sutton was made last year, work commenced on designs for the footprint of the new centre in what was described as the "first phase" in a long process that will eventually see millions of pounds invested into other hospitals in the area including in Epsom.

"Our nurses, doctors, estates experts and other health and social care workers have been working incredibly hard to set out the initial designs of the new hospital, and we want local residents to have their say before we get any further in the planning application process," Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Daniel Elkeles, said.

Your Local Guardian: Artist's impression of planned new Emergency Care facilityArtist's impression of planned new Emergency Care facility

"The plans will bring a vast array of improvements and have already been further enhanced as a result of what we have learnt from Covid-19, including making sure 72 per cent of hospital beds are in single en-suite rooms compared to the 20 per cent we can offer now, and a 28 bed ITU compared to the 15 beds we currently have.

"Please join us at one of our virtual online events and give us your feedback," he added.

The Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Trust has launched a new website dedicated to this consultation – – and is encouraging local people to view the proposals and new sketch drawings and complete the online survey to help inform the designs as they develop.

You can register for a space at the events via the consultation website or by calling a dedicated Freephone number on 0800 307 7969.

The webinars will take place at:

  • 6pm-7.30pm, Thursday 17 June
  • 10am-11.30am, Saturday 19 June
  • 11.30am-1pm, Wednesday 23 June