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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Part of Headley Common is being turned into an emergency 300-bed Coronavirus field hospital


Angle Property, which owns the former Headley Court Rehab Centre site, says it will welcome its first patients on May the 4th.

The facility will be available cost and rent-free to the NHS for the next 6 months.

The site was acquired by the company last year after the MoD relocated, with a view to it being turned into housing.

The former medical buildings will be recommissioned to create a fully equipped temporary hospital, as well as on-site staff accommodation.

The facility for up to 300 beds provides care and support for patients who are recovering from COVID-19 and who no longer need care in an acute hospital, or those who have COVID and can no longer cope with their symptoms at home.

Senior Responsible Officer for Surrey Heartlands, Dr Claire Fuller, said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all partners who are involved in getting this facility up and running as quickly as possible. This represents a fantastic example of the cross-collaboration between public and private sector partners across Surrey, and the willingness of people to work together in the face of an unprecedented public health emergency.”

Karen Thorburn, who has been leading this part of the project on behalf of the local NHS added “We would like to say a particular thank you to Anthony Williamson of Angle Property, the current land owner of Headley Court, for his willingness to work with us on this project, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier, Daniel Elkeles, said “Over the past three weeks, this facility has been completely transformed. This has taken a huge amount of planning and hard work from multiple teams, but we are determined to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure our patients have the very best chance of recovery. On behalf of our patients and staff, I would like to say a huge thank you to Anthony Williamson of Angle Property for allowing us to use this facility and undertake such significant work on the site.”
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