Following a £11.15m refurbishment, which preserved many of the historic building’s original features, Purley War Memorial Hospital reopened in 2013.
It is now the Trust’s satellite hospital in the south of Croydon - a 21st century outpatient facility offering a modern, welcoming environment, offering services that do not need an overnight stay. It does not have any in-patient beds.
The blood test (phlebotomy) service can be used by anyone who has been sent by their GP or other medical professional for a test. No appointment is needed to use this service - simply turn up and wait. A ticket system is used
The service is usually busy early in the day, so unless you have been told that you must have your blood taken at a certain time, you may find that waiting
times are shorter in the afternoon.
Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Between 7am - 12pm and 1pm - 4.45pm (closed at lunchtimes)
For more on this service see information about our phlebotomy (blood test) service
Purley Hospital’s X-Ray, DEXA (bone density) and ultrasound (diagnostic services)can be used by anyone who has been sent by their GP or other medical professional - you need a referral to use
these services. The hospital offers digital X-Ray, DEXA (bone density) and ultrasound scans and can be used as an alternative to travelling to Croydon University Hospital. You will be given an appointment by your healthcare professional to use these services.
For more on this service see information about our diagnostic imaging service
If you are referred to one of our Outpatient clinics by a GP or other medical professional and you would like to come to Purley War Memorial Hospital (instead of Croydon University Hospital), please discuss this with your GP or consultant we will try to accommodate where possible.
However, caring for your health will always be prioritised over the location of your appointment, and urgent cases receive the first available appointment even if this is not in Purley.