Croydon's New £21.25m Emergency Department (Accident & Emergency)

The major move is to allow building work to begin on Croydon’s new £21.25m Emergency Department (Accident & Emergency).

Urgent and emergency services at CUH will be provided throughout the 18-month construction.

Dr Kathryn Channing, lead clinician for Emergency Department and a consultant in Croydon for more than ten years, has been one of the consultants leading the project. She has overseen every aspect of the design; setting the specifications for the new department and the preparations for the move.

Dr Channing said: “This is a major logistical exercise, and one that has been long in the planning. We will remain open at all times throughout the move of services to care for anyone who needs urgent or emergency care. The temporary Emergency Department, using a mix of modular buildings and newly-decorated areas of the hospital, will give patients and healthcare staff a better use of space and an improved clinical design – but this is only a temporary measure. The end goal is a bigger and better Emergency Department. We have designed the new department to give people in Croydon – and our staff – the high-quality facility to match the high-standards of care that we work hard to deliver every day. What’s more, it will give us flexibility to care for more people in the shortest time possible when demand for our services is at its highest.”


Meet the Emergency Team: 4 November 2015

If you have any questions you can come and meet the team in the Oasis  Restaurant at the hospital on 4 November 2015, from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.

Croydon rated good

Following a routine inspection in summer 2015, the Care Quality Commission rated the Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital as “good.” The inspection report (published 7 October 2015) found that the department was well-led, with “positive comments from patients about the care received, and the attitude or motivated and considerate staff,” who treated patients with “dignity and respect.”

Croydon’s new Emergency Department will open in 2017

Many improvements are being made to urgent and emergency care facilities at Croydon University Hospital.

There will be:

  • A new Urgent Care Centre, for more minor injuries and illnesses
  • A bigger resuscitation unit to care for critically-ill patients
  • A dedicated children’s emergency care unit, with its own reception, play area and waiting room
  • More ‘majors’ beds, where the very ill or injured will be treated
  • Doors on cubicles rather than old-style curtains, to improve privacy and dignity for our patients
  • From November, in agreement with Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, all patients will be seen and assessed om arrival by trained nurses from our Emergency Department.

For more information on the changes to the Emergency Department, click here or follow #NewCroydonED on Twitter.