The Wilson Health and Wellbeing Campus

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The old Wilson Hospital site in Mitcham is being redeveloped into a new health and wellbeing facility for the people of East Merton. Construction on the site has not yet started but plans are well under way. People who live in East Merton will be involved in choosing a name for the facility but for now it is called the Wilson Health and Wellbeing Campus.

A number of organisations in Merton are working with the local community on the development. These pages bring together all of the key information about the campus into one place – so there is no need to visit lots of different websites.

The vision
The vision for the campus stems from a belief in people. A belief that people can lead longer, healthier, happier lives when they come together to support each other. In 2016, we had conversations with over 450 people about what life is like in Mitcham. You told us about all the things that impact on your health and happiness – your income and work, your housing and relationships with family and friends, your skills and education.

We know you want us to look at the bigger picture and develop a facility that deals with far more than just medical health needs. We want to continue to listen to you, work with you and be led by what you need to be active in your health and wellbeing.

This is a new way of doing things and by working together we want to develop the Wilson as a place you can be proud of.

Why is it needed?
Research shows that if you live in Mitcham and surrounding areas your life expectancy is much lower and you are likely to have more long term conditions that limit your life chances than if you lived in other parts of Merton.

We don’t pretend to know what is best for you. We want to use your ideas, skills and energy to find solutions together so that you can lead a happy and healthy life.

Who is involved?
The vision for the health and wellbeing campus is shared by NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group and the London Borough of Merton. They are working closely with partners including NHS Property Services – who own the site, Community Health Partnerships, Merton Voluntary Services Council and East Merton residents.

 


What services will be available?
As a result of conversations with the community, doctors, nurses, local politicians, public health professionals, voluntary sector organisations and many more we know many of the services that people want and need. We plan to offer:

  • Bookable GP appointments from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week
  • Adult mental health services
  • Support for people with long term conditions like diabetes and lung disease
  • Community café
  • X-ray and other diagnostics like ultrasound and phlebotomy
  • Podiatry – to treat conditions that affect feet
  • Physiotherapy – to treat conditions that affect joints, bones and muscles
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Children’s development centre – to offer physical and mental health services for children, young people and their families
  • Wider wellbeing services to help people stay healthy and well – these are yet to be decided but depending on what local people want, could be things like community gardening, walking groups, healthy eating classes, debt advice and employment skills service.

When is it happening?
Below are some of the key milestones in a provisional timeline before the campus opens to the public. The timeline is subject to change. It will be kept under review and updated as progress is made in the complex process of design, planning and beginning the build..

What

When

Development company instructed

July 2018

Developing detailed design of the site

August – December2018

Planning application submitted

January - March 2019

Building work begins

November 2019

Open to the public

The end of 2022

 

More Information on the Way the Programme Consults and Makes Decisions

 

  

Merton Voluntary Services Council is a partner in the development of the Wilson Health and Wellbeing Campus and is hosting this website content. Other partners involved are NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group, London Borough of Merton, NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships. 

  • Bookable GP appointments from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week
  • Adult mental health services
  • Support for people with long term conditions like diabetes and lung disease
  • Community café
  • X-ray and other diagnostics like ultrasound and phlebotomy
  • Podiatry – to treat conditions that affect feet
  • Physiotherapy – to treat conditions that affect joints, bones and muscles
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Children’s development centre – to offer physical and mental health services for children, young people and their families
  • Wider wellbeing services to help people stay healthy and well – these are yet to be decided but depending on what local people want, could be things like community gardening, walking groups, healthy eating classes, debt advice and employment skills service.