This was a great opportunity for the local community in Weybridge to ask questions and to find out more about the future plans for the Weybridge Hospital site.

Rt Hon Philip Hammond, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge added: “I was pleased to be able to attend the community event in the wake of the fire at Weybridge Community Hospital. The fact that there has been hardly any break in services after such a devastating incident is a huge tribute to the commitment and hard work of staff from across the NHS to get things back up and running. I welcome the fact that services will start to be moved back to the site of the hospital in the next few months and will be keeping a close eye on the issue as plans are developed.

Dr Charlotte Canniff, Clinical Chair at North West Surrey CCG, opened the community event by thanking all the services that assisted in the first hours after the catastrophic fire that saw a much loved and used health service destroyed. She commented: “What a testament to the power of local services - health, local councils, emergency services and voluntary services that the response to the fire was rapid and focused, with most services up and running within 48 hours. May this team work continue in the months and years to come to help rebuild these health services.”

The two GP practices that were displaced and temporarily relocated to Walton Hospital, will return to the Weybridge Hospital site in temporary accommodation in the next three to four months until a new permanent facility is built, with the site remaining a health care facility and no plans to sell the site.  

Karen Thorburn, Deputy Accountable Officer at North West Surrey CCG said: “I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to all those involved on the day and in the days following to get services back up and running so quickly.

“We want to reassure the local community that we will work with partners, providers, stakeholders and the local community to ensure that we develop the health care facilities in Weybridge to meet the future needs of the local population.”

“Regular public meetings will be held to keep the community updated on progress and to ask for feedback on the future plans.”