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Sutton Hospital

Sutton Hospital

Sutton Hospital currently accommodates a specialist emergency unit for eye casualties and our Centre of Pain Education (COPE), where patients who suffer with chronic pain are helped to deal with their condition.

There are also departments of chronic fatigue syndrome clinic and a large ophthalmology (eye) outpatient service supported by a pharmacy deparment.  There is also a phlebotomy service at the site.

X ray or ultrasound servicesare no longer provided at this site. 


The general outpatient service is no longer provided at Sutton Hospital. If you previously had an appointment at Sutton Hospital Outpatients, then you would have been notified by letter that these clinics have been moved to either Epsom or St Helier sites within the Trust.

If you have a query relating to your clinic appointment please ring 0208 296 2000 (switchboard).

History of Sutton Hospital

In 1899, Sutton Cottage Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. At the time, the hospital housed just six beds, and operated from two semi-detached cottages in Bushy Road, Sutton.

As the population of Sutton grew, so too did the hospital. In 1902, the hospital moved to a new site, which consisted of four small wards, an administrative block and contained a total of 12 beds. It was at this point that the hospital became known as Sutton Hospital.

In 1930, the hospital began the expansion process again, this time with a purpose-built clinic at the current site. In 1931, the new hospital was officially opened.

When the National Health Service (NHS) was implemented in 1948, the hospital was incorporated into the St Helier group.

The hospital continued to receive support from voluntary activity and charitable organisations.

By 1950, further beds for inpatients were desperately needed and two further wards were added.

Late in 1957, a new outpatients and pharmacy was added to the complex.

By now, people were beginning to live longer and the increasing number of elderly people requiring care was putting added pressure on the hospital. A new geriatric rehabilitation unit was opened in 1959.

In 1983, a district day surgery unit was opened, meaning that patients could be treated and discharged within the same day.

During 1990, the hospital underwent further improvements, and a work began on building an orthopaedic surgery. Patients first arrived for treatment here in January 1991.

Key contacts

Sutton Hospital
Cotswold Road
Surrey SM2 5NF
Tel: 020 8296 2000

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