Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
One of the busiest NHS trusts in south London
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is one of the busiest NHS trusts in south London, caring for one of the largest and most diverse boroughs in the capital.
The Trust is a trailblazer in integration, to bring together health and care services to help people live and stay well.
We were one of the first to align a local NHS Trust and CCG under a single Place Based Leader, speeding-up decision making and reducing duplication to invest in continued quality improvement.
The Trust is also one of the founding partners of the One Croydon Alliance, which brings the NHS, social care and voluntary sectors closer together to join-up the care and support available for over 385,000 residents in south London.
Croydon is a forerunner in COVID-19 recovery, with a virus-protected “hospital within a hospital” shortly after the first wave of the pandemic and reducing waits for planned care as part of a coordinated response across the NHS in South West London.
Our 4,500 dedicated staff and volunteers cover every corner of the borough, caring for people of all ages at home and in our community services close to where they live. This includes specialist home treatment for children with cancer and long-term conditions, and a 24/7 Rapid Response Service to assess older patients within two hours of being referred by their GP.
We also provide dedicated health services to some of the most vulnerable in our community, including asylum seekers and people experiencing homelessness.
A wide variety of services
Our main campus, Croydon University Hospital provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only intensive care unit, Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward and midwifery-led birth centre. Our sibling hospital, Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) in the south of the borough, offers outpatient care, including diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.