West Park Hospital

West Park Hospital built by London County Council during the years 1913-1924 and officially opens on 20 June 1924.

It provided for 2096 patients and is the last hospital in the programme to establish five large psychiatric and mental handicap hospitals on the Horton Estate in Epsom.


The architectural construction of West Park is based on a colony design

Having its own communal integrity but links to the others by long, connecting corridors that stretch out across the site.

In the early 1960s, the Minister of Health reorganized the hospitals with the amalgamation of management committees of hospitals

caring for the mentally ill with general hospital management committees.

As a result, the Epsom District and West Park Management

Committees merges to form the Epsom and West Park Group Hospital Management Committee in November 1969.

A review of catchment areas undertaken at the same time led to West Park losing Lambeth and Southwark, and gaining Epsom.

West Park’s catchment area then became wholly that area covered by the Mid Surrey District. 


West Park Hospital became part of the newly formed Surrey Heartlands NHS Trust in 1995

Not a lot remains except for a few administration buildings awaiting re-development which should be soon.

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