Patients at risk of ‘serious injury’ at two major south west London hospitals as urgent repair costs soar past £65m

Urgent repairs at two major south west London hospitals which could cause “catastrophic failure” would cost the NHS more than £65m to fix, according to the latest figures. The Labour Party has revealed how much it estimates repairs would cost at NHS hospitals across the country, with Kingston Hospital’s total bill reaching £15,851,193 and St George’s Hospital in Tooting costing an eye-watering £100,000,000.

Repairs classed as ‘high risk’ and therefore viewed as an ‘urgent priority’ by the NHS total £2.2m at Kingston Hospital and £65m at St George’s.

The figure for St George’s is the third largest backlog in the UK.

Full story in The Epsom Guardian 9 December 2016