The NHS in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton has just completed its first set of public discussion events in which we talked with and listened to local residents and their representatives on how healthcare can be improved sustainably for the future. 185 members of our local communities attended the events, including MP for Mitcham and Morden Siobhain McDonagh and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling, as well as a number of Councillors. Thanks very much to everyone who took the time to attend.
At the events clinicians, residents and other community members discussed early ideas for providing high quality healthcare for our communities in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton. A large number of vital key themes emerged from these discussions. These included - among many others - access to future health services, including the impact on travel times and transport, as well as wider impacts on deprived communities and those with protected characteristics.
All feedback from these events, as well as thoughts and comments through every other channel, is being collated so we can consider ways to provide the best quality healthcare, sustainably, for years to come.
Our next events
Our next set of engagement events will be held in September. The dates, times and locations for these events are below and are also on our website. At these events, we will again discuss the thinking on improving healthcare in our local areas. We would like to hear from you and would be very pleased to see you there so we can listen to your feedback.
Wednesday 12th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Sutton Masonic Hall, 9 Grove Road, Sutton, SM1 1BB
Tuesday 18th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Commonside Community Development Trust, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill, Mitcham, CR4 1LT
Wednesday 19th September: 10.00am – 12.00pm
The Thomas Wall Centre, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DP
Wednesday 19th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, KT23 4DH
Thursday 20th September: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Banstead Methodist Church, The Drive, Banstead, SM7 1DA
Thursday 25th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Mitcham Parish Church, The Parish Centre, Church Path, Mitcham, CR4 3BP
There is no need to register to attend. Please come along and share your views.
Find out more about the work in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton to make sure the very best quality of care is available to our patients and communities, and that it is sustainable into the future from buildings which are fit for purpose www.improvinghealthcaretogether.org.uk