Revealed: £5.4 million needed to fix St Helier Hospital

15 Dec 2023
St Helier
  • St Helier Hospital needs over £5.4 million to clear their repair backlogs
  • It comes as the amount needed for hospital repairs across the country reached a record high of £11.6 billion - up over £1 billion on this time last year

£5.4 million is needed to clear the repair backlog at St Helier Hospital, new analysis by the Liberal Democrats has found.

The issue is causing great concern in Sutton with patients potentially being treated in unsafe buildings. 

The national hospital repair bill reached a record high of £11.6 billion, last year, rising by over £1 billion. It comes as the NHS budget was slashed by £5 billion in real terms following the Autumn Statement. 

At the same time, surgery and treatment waiting lists are near record highs at 7.7 million.

Sutton Liberal Democrats are calling for the government to provide urgent investment in local hospital buildings to ensure they are safe and can function effectively. 

Bobby Dean, who is standing to Carshalton and Wallington’s next Lib Dem MP, said:

"This Conservative government has let our community's hospitals fall apart. The backlog of repairs is putting the patients and staff at St Helier Hospital at serious risk. It is completely unacceptable and utterly disgraceful that it has been allowed to come to this.

"People in Sutton deserve to know that they can go and get the treatment they need in a safe environment. Not having to worry that they are being treated in a place that is collapsing around them.

"The Conservative party cannot be trusted with our NHS services. This neglect of our local healthcare services has to stop.”

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