South West London Pathology was set up by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide a single, integrated pathology service across South West London and beyond. On 1 May 2021, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust joined to form an expanded South West London Pathology partnership.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital. The London Borough of Croydon has a population of c.400, 000.
Croydon University Hospital provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust offers an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynaecology to over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. It operates two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and runs services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. It is also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships – Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.
Nearly 900,000 people come to the hospitals for care and treatment every year and the Trust has almost 5,000 staff, as well as 500 volunteers.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s main site is an acute, district general hospital providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, supporting around 350,000 people in the surrounding area including Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge.
It has approximately 350 beds and employs around 2,900 staff. It provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and has a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in ‘patient-focused’ care across its services including emergency, day surgery and maternity services.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totaling around 3.5 million people.
As well as acute hospital services, the Trust provides a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.
The main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting is one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals, shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research.