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Purley War Memorial Hospital

GP Hubs in Croydon

The Three Croydon GP Hubs

Update 8/5/21

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion about patients needing and gaining access to the Purley GP hub at Purley War Memorial Hospital, Brighton Rd, Purley due to Covid restrictions.

The CCG and AT Medics advise us that if you have a medical issue that can't be dealt with by your own GP Practice then do not turn up any of the 3 GP hubs in Croydon without booking an appointment first.

The Croydon GP hub website gives more information on this: https://croydongphub.co.uk/

The CCG advise to call 111 First (24/7), or call the GP hub number on 0208 809 8989 between 8am and 8pm - 7 days a week to book an appointment, or use the booking form on their website.

Please DO NOT just turn up at any Croydon GP hubs, including the Purley hub without an appointment.

If it is a life-threatening medical emergency call 999, or go to Emergency Department (A&E) at Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7YE (the A&E entrance is in Mayday Rd).

Update 2/5/18

If you or any member of your family are in need of urgent minor medical treatment, there is now more detail about where you can be seen on the new Croydon GP hub website;


This flyer (published March 2018), from the Croydon CCG gives good advice on Urgent Care/GP hubs/Pharmacist help.

Since 1 April 2017, the three new GP hubs in the Borough of Croydon are located at;

Purley War Memorial Hospital;

Parkway Health Centre, New Addington;

East Croydon Medical Centre, 59 Addiscombe Rd, Croydon;

and are open from 8 am to 8 pm for 365 days a year. Patients should in the first instance telephone 111 to make an appointment to see a GP at these hubs. However, walk-in patients will be seen but may have to wait longer.

Please note that the Edridge Rd Walk-In Centre in central Croydon has now closed. Please also note that the 111 call centre staff, some GP surgeries and pharmacies maybe giving out incorrect information about this new service and how to access it! This has been taken up with the Croydon CCG.

Update 24/11/14

Services Now Available at Purley Hospital

The following has been circulated by John Goulston, Chief Executive at Croydon University Hospital about all the services available at Purley Hospital.

The hospital offers local residents access to outpatient services and services to diagnose and monitor health conditions and also hosts several services from several other organisations.  It does not have any inpatient beds, but offers initial and on-going appointments with doctors, specialist nurses and other health care professionals that do not need an overnight stay.

The current list of outpatient services is extensive. They all need either a referral from a GP or pre-arranged appointment, so if your GP or doctor tells refers you, ask whether it is possible to go to Purley War Memorial Hospital for the service.

Outpatient Services

(traditional hospital service names are shown with a brief explanation in brackets)

The hospital also offers services that help to diagnose and monitor health conditions (often called ‘diagnostic’ services)

You can now go to Purley for a blood test at the phlebotomy service. If your doctor or nurse tells you that you need to have a blood test, you can drop in during opening hours. The service operates on a first-come, first-served basis and tends to be less busy later in the day. The service is open Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), 07.00-12.00, 13.00-16.45. Closed at lunchtimes.

Dexa scan (measuring bone density), ultrasound and x-ray services are all available, following a referral from a doctor or nurse and there is also routine eye screening for people with diabetes (Diabetic Retinal Screening), hearing tests (audiology) and heart monitoring. All of these services need pre-arranged appointments.

The hospital also offers services that help to diagnose and monitor health conditions (often called ‘diagnostic’ services).

You can find out more about all of these services on the Trust’s website.

The hospital hosts a number of other health services, which are not provided by the Trust. These include Keston Medical Practice, a full general practice service to patients living in Purley, South Croydon, Kenley and Coulsdon; eye care services from Moorfields NHS Trust

Link to RRA website with all available Healthcare within Croydon Link

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