Tolworth Hospital Redevelopment
We are planning to develop new health facilities at the Tolworth hospital site. Tolworth Hospital will become a modern centre of excellence delivering expert mental health care.
Our facilities at Tolworth Hospital simply do not meet today's need. Existing buildings are mainly old, unsuitable and expensive to run which means we have less to spend on frontline services and jobs. Through our programme to invest an extra £160 million in better mental health services we now have an opportunity to create modern mental health inpatient services at Tolworth Hospital, which could be amongst the best in the country.
Investing in Tolworth Hospital
We want to ensure our patients receive the best possible care in the best facilities. Our new buildings at Tolworth Hospital will meet the latest standards for mental health care as suggested by the Care Quality Commission (the NHS regulator), providing excellent facilities for our patients and a good working environment for our staff.
The new hospital will require millions of pounds of investment but overall there will be a significant reduction in running costs and excellent clinical benefits for our patients. The majority of the funds for building our two new hospitals are being raised through selling land no longer required for our services.
Our aim is for our new hospitals to lead the way and become centres of excellent for mental health service provision.
- Updating the current, outdated buildings
- Improving ward layouts, creating a good environment for patients and staff
- Effective use of NHS resources in the long term future
- Providing care and accommodation of the very best standard
- Reducing running cost so more can be spent on frontline services and jobs
Based on current timelines, construction is expected to begin by 2018/2019.