70 Years of the NHS NHS Kingston

Surbiton health centre

Surbiton Hospital artist's impression

Surbiton health centre opened its doors to patients for the first time in March 2013.

The modern purpose-built centre provides all of the services previously found at Surbiton hospital until it closed in 2011, as well as services from four local GP surgeries, diagnostics, a pharmacy, mental health services and more.

The state-of-the-art new health centre incorporates the latest advancements in modern healthcare, with a simple electronic check-in option to ensure that reception staff can focus on appointment bookings and phone calls. 

A purpose built school - Lime Tree primary school - also opened on the site in September 2012, to meet the long-term need for primary school places in Surbiton. The school includes nursery places and provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

A central area between the two buildings will also act as a community area, proving an information desk and access for the local community to make use of rooms and facilities during certain hours.

GP practices

  • Central Surgery
  • Langley Medical Practice
  • Brunswick Surgery
  • Berrylands Surgery

Other services

  • Extended Primary Care Services
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Ulcer clinics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Diagnostics including X-ray
  • Breast screening
  • Minor procedures
  • Treatment rooms
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Community mental health outpatient services
  • Psychological therapies

Oakhill Community Heritage Project

The site is set to benefit from a £44,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), though a joint project to be run by Hillcroft College, NHS Kingston and Kingston Council. The college and partners are now calling for community volunteers to help piece together a history of the town, centred on the Oakhill neighbourhood. The project will include tracing the history of healthcare in the area including the former Surbiton Hospital.

Both the school and the health centre will be involved in the history project helping to find local people who will interview older residents about their recollections of the local area. The information gathered will feature in a new Oakhill Community Heritage Project website and will be included in permanent local exhibitions, parts of which will be displayed in the College, the primary school and the new health centre.

International artist Rana Begum will work with local volunteers and schoolchildren to create a permanent timeline to be installed along a new pedestrian and cycle path that will follow a route through the new development towards Surbiton station.

As well as those visiting their GP surgeries, the school and the college, in the future the timeline will be seen by some of the 8 million commuters that use Surbiton station annually.  

Visit the Oakhill Community Heritage Project website for more details.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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