£219 million hospital development 'unlikely to go ahead'

A major redevelopment of St Helier Hospital in south London now looks unlikely to go ahead. The £219 million scheme was promised four years ago. But MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh has been told the project is "unaffordable" by the group which delivers NHS services in England.

Google Street View image of St Helier hospital in south London Credit: Google Street View

Siobhain McDonagh said:

"This news represents an appalling betrayal by this Government. St Helier is clearly still under threat of losing our A&E, maternity and other services, and now the redevelopment promised 4 years ago by the previous Government has also been taken off the table.

"Anyone who thinks the battle to Save St Helier is being won needs to think again, and the whole community must step up the fight to save this popular local hospital."