Developing the St George's Hospital site

Local GPs are continuing discussions with the Council and other partners to develop plans for a new health and wellbeing centre on the site of St George’s Hospital in Hornchurch.

The St George’s site provides an opportunity to develop integrated community services that will serve local residents. Plans include a purpose-built centre offering flexible space where patients can see multi-disciplinary teams led by local GPs, reducing the need for patients to go to hospital. There are also plans to use the remainder of the site to provide new homes for the local community.

In March 2017, clinical workshops were held to determine what is needed in the health and wellbeing centre on part of the site. This will provide architects with the detail they need to begin work to produce and deliver a flexible, future-proof building.

The ongoing discussions between GPs, hospital and community clinicians about the proposed new centre, along with borough and wider strategic planning, are all designed to ease pressure on local hospitals and deliver care outside of hospital and closer to home or, where appropriate, at home itself. This is what patients tell us they want. It will also help us to deliver a more sustainable health and social care service into the future for all residents of Havering.

We remain committed to working closely with the Council to find the right solution for health and social care delivery and getting the right building for the future that best serves local people. At a time of increasingly constrained funding and very limited new money for projects such as this, it is vital that we take time to get this right. All of our work continues to be done with input from our stakeholders, including patient and voluntary groups, and will fit with the outcomes of the original public consultation from 2013. The full consultation document and report on this consultation can be found in the download section below.

Page last updated 04 July 2017