Thursday, 14 January 2016

Help Urgently Needed to Fight Against Purley Hopsital Closure

The Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCCG) who are now responsible for healthcare in the Borough of Croydon have issued an engagement document on urgent care.

Right Care, Right Place, First Time: Involving Croydon in improving urgent care NHS Croydon CCG's right care, right place, right time engagement document has set out the possible ways of organising urgent care to meet national standards and local needs, as Croydon grows to a predicted population of 396,000 by 2020.

If you wish to read the full document it can be found at :

This contains 5 options 1, 2, 3a, 3b & 3c please see options attached

The 8 Residents’ Associations in the south of the borough have been in discussion with the CCCG for over a year expressing our concerns over the downgrading of the Urgent Care Centre at Purley Hospital to  minor injuries unit and also reducing the opening hours from 8.00am to 8.00pm to 2.00pm to 8.00pm only.

You will see from the 5 options proposed by the CCCG that only option 1 proposes to locate a GP Hub which does more than a minor injuries unit but not as much as an urgent Care centre at Purley.  However, this may not be on the existing hospital site.

Option 2  keeps Purley as it is part time and not much more than a first aid station.

The other options do have a GP hub in Purely, but sets up a conflict with other parts of the borough and the options without Purley  may be favoured by other people in other parts of the borough.

So we would like as many people to respond to the Engagement document opting for Option one and giving the following reasons. Please feel free to edit change or your own comments:  

1. Which of the three ways of organising urgent care services, Option 1, Option 2 or Option 3 do you think best meets the needs of all of the people in Croydon? (Please tick one box only).

Option 1    √ or YES

2. Please tell us why you chose this option

Purley already has an a purpose built fully equipped urgent care centre situated on level ground access and is in easy reach by residents and businesses in the south of the borough and many other locations in Croydon and beyond by car and public transport. At least 40% of the population of Croydon has easy access to Purley Hospital compared to the other sites.

5.  Is there anything else that we should think about when organising urgent care services in Croydon?

Purley Hospital already has a purpose built fully equipped urgent care centre that was downgraded. A GP hub should be situated there offering urgent care  12 hours per day with full access to the X-ray facilities.

Please then put in your personal detail on page 2

Documents Below;

CCCG Urgent Care Options Document
CCCG Response Page 1
CCCG Response Page 2


You can also fill in the document on line via


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