Why support us?
The NHS was established in 1948. Today, in the 21st century, much has changed since its inception. We’ve grown as a population in both age and size – life expectancy has increased, and infant mortality rates have dramatically declined.
Every year our hospitals and community services touch the lives of millions of people. Our staff work incredibly hard to provide the best care to patients during their hour of need. However, with tight budgets, and our services becoming busier each year, there is little expenditure for the extras which enhance patient experience and boost staff morale.
About our hospitals
‘Put the patient first by delivering great care to every patient, every day’ is the mission of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Trust offers an extensive range of services, including cancer care, pathology, surgery, and gynaecology to over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate from two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships – Sutton Health and Care, and Surrey Downs Health and Care, which bring together health, social and community care in our areas.
St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) and Maternity services (Obstetrics).
With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 6,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.
As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow’s doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George’s Hospital and St George’s Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research. Outside St George’s Hospital, we support the education of more medical students than any other teaching hospital in south London.
At Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust we care for our community.
What does this mean for us?
As a charity we can raise and dedicate funds to specific departments or wards, or use your generously donated funds to help out the organisation as a whole. With your help, we can improve the experience our patients have when being cared for by us. Whether you would like to jump out of an aeroplane, run a marathon, hold a sponsored silence or host an afternoon tea party, every penny matters when it comes to improving our patients’ experience.
At Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust caring for our patients is our number one priority. We want to increase the level of care we can provide, and help make their stay as comfortable as possible. You can help us and your community achieve this vision by supporting Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity.