Changes to Croydon University Hospital
Patients at Croydon University Hospital will see some changes in the coming months as works begins on Croydon’s new £21.25m Accident & Emergency after Labour’s campaign to secure funding. From 6am on Sunday 8 November, the Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) will move from their current location on Mayday Road to the other side of the hospital.
The new emergency facility has been designed by some of Croydon’s top medical experts and will mean better service for more patients.
The changes will mean that patients attending the hospital can access emergency care via the entrance at Woodcroft Road but ambulances carrying critical patients will still arrive through the London Road entrances.
Commenting on the news, Steve Reed MP said:
It’s great to see this project get off the ground. A lot of work from doctors and hospital staff has been put in to make this happen. Construction is expected to last 18 months with the emergency department opening in spring 2017.
It’s now really exciting that we’re finally getting a new A&E after thousands of local people backed Labour’s campaign for it.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.