Purley War Memorial Hospital

020 8401 3000 856 Brighton Road, 856 Brighton Road , Purley, Surrey, CR8 2YL

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 37 ratings for this hospital


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. 


Contact details, map and directions

Purley War Memorial Hospital

Tel: 020 8401 3000

Address: 856 Brighton Road, 856 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2YL

Website: http://www.croydonhealthservices.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at Purley War Memorial Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

59staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 145 responses. 3630 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 234 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 889 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

71staff recommend this hospital for care. 145 responses. 3630 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Excellent consultation at Cardiology

Appointments running close to time. An excellent consultation with a cardiology specialist but woeful admin. Front desk staff aloof and...

20 August 2018

Good Experience Cardiology

I have just been for fitting of a 24hr holter monitor. Staff member was very professional and explained things clearly and where/when to...

31 July 2018

Thanks to two members of staff

Just wanted to praise two of the staff who work in the Ultrasound Department at Purley War Memorial Hospital. I had waited five weeks fo...

30 July 2018

Patients only offered unhealthy food with high levels of sugar, salt and fat,...

The only offer of sustenance in the hospital’s waiting room is a a private for-profit 1980s vending machine with nothing but unhealthy su...

12 June 2018

Top Notch

Went for my first blood test at Purley Hospital and was very impressed with the whole organisation. I saw a lovely nurse who put me at ea...

31 May 2018

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Last updated on 08 June 2018.

Information supplied by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust