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About the Trust

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust was formed in July 2010 by unifying Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust with Croydon Community Health Services. The Trust provides comprehensive NHS services and cares to people at home, schools, and health clinics across the borough and predominantly at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) and Purley War Memorial Hospital. 

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Croydon University Hospital (CUH)

CUH has a bed capacity of more than 500 beds and operating theatres, including four theatres dedicated to day surgery procedures. The hospital delivers over 100 specialist services and has the only emergency department in the borough that serves nearly 120,000 people every year. The 24/7 maternity services include;

  • labour ward 

  • midwifery-led birth centre 

  • Crocus home birthing team

  • Special care baby unit

Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) 

PWMH is located in the south of Croydon and provides services that do not require an overnight stay. The hospital does not provide in-patient services but offers services such as;    

  • outpatient care

  • diagnostic services 

  • physiotherapy


Purley War Memorial Hospital GP Hub was opened in 2017 as a part of a contract with NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group and the Croydon Urgent Care Alliance. It is the collaboration of emergency and urgent care services consisting of hospital doctors, nurses and local GPs to provide more coordinated care across the borough.


Moorfields Eye Hospital run clinics at PWMH to offer ophthalmology services. 


Keston Medical Practice is located on the first floor of PWMH and works from 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday, offering comprehensive general practices for people across Purley, South Croydon, Kenley, and Coulsdon. It offers specialist clinics for 

  • children 

  • pregnant women and 

  • patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma

Why should you join Croydon Health Services NHS Trust?
  • Annual Leave: The Trust provides generous annual leave entitlement to staff subject to the qualifying length of service within the NHS.


  • Benefits: Being an Equal Opportunities Employer and the Trust has achieved Practice Plus status, which means that the organisation is fully committed to improving the working lives of its staff and underpins this with policies, schemes, benefits and services.


  • Childcare and caring for your family: The Trust is committed to helping staff gain access to childcare. There are options including access to an on-site nursery, a Computershare voucher scheme to help with costs and access to other family services in Croydon.


  • Counselling: The Trust offers counselling services for all staff members, including temporary bank workers and volunteers.


  • Discounts: NHS offers a range of discounted products and services available to all NHS employees.


  • Flexible working: Flexible working arrangements have been implemented to help staff balance their home and working life.


  • Pension Scheme: All staff are eligible to avail of the NHS Pension Scheme. 


  • Professional Development: The Trust encourages its employees to pursue their education and growth. This provision strives to ensure that all employees maintain and improve the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of their jobs and the service and participate in professional development as part of our commitment to providing safe and high-quality patient care.


  • Training & Development: The Trust is committed to the personal development of all staff and offers several training courses to advance their learning. As part of the annual appraisal process, staff undertake statutory and mandatory training and discuss and agree to a personal development plan for the year.


  • Work-life balance: The Trust values work-life balance because it allows employees to manage personal interests, family/caregiving duties, and work more efficiently. They also understand the need for a work-life balance for good health and happiness.

Location Highlights:
  • Croydon, also known as the London Borough of Croydon, is the largest town in South London and one of the largest business centres in Greater London, with a vibrant nightlife and a thriving shopping centre. 

Future of the Town
  • More developments are planned as part of the Croydon Vision 2020 plan, which was created by the borough in response to a 1999 study by town planning consultants EDAW. The plan includes new office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping malls, and existing developments. More than 2,000 new homes are on the way. Tramlink will get more tracks, platforms, and trams, which will improve public transportation.

  • East Croydon train station will get more tracks and ticket barriers, while nearby bus stops will improve lighting and paving.

  • Road: A narrow gap in the North Downs, a passage for transport from London to the south coast, is a few miles south of Croydon. Before the Purley Way was created to the west, the London to Brighton Road used to travel through North End. Many bus lines in and around Croydon are run by Transport for London. Most buses stop at West Croydon bus station, which is close to the train station and tram stop.

  • Rail: East Croydon, South Croydon, and West Croydon are Croydon's three districts. Govia Thameslink Railway serves East and South Croydon via the Brighton Main Line, operating under the Southern and Thameslink brands. The London Overground and Southern trains serve West Croydon. East Croydon is the busiest and largest of the three stations; however, West Croydon is closer to Croydon's main shopping centre.

  • Tramlink: Croydon is the hub of the Tramlink tram system, which opened in 2000. Its network comprises two main lines that run from Elmers End or Beckenham to Wimbledon and from New Addington to West Croydon, with all trams passing through a loop in central Croydon. It is Greater London's only tram system. Mitcham, Woodside, Addiscombe, and the Purley Way retail and industrial area are all served.

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College Student
  • Croydon College has its main campus on Park Lane and College Road, near East Croydon station. Over 13,000 students are enrolled in one of its three sub-colleges. Sub-colleges were established in 2007. Croydon Sixth Form College, Croydon Skills and Enterprise College, and Croydon Higher Education College are its three sub-colleges. The Higher Education College provides university-level education in a variety of subjects ranging from Law to Fine Art. Croydon Skills and Enterprise College offers training and education.

  • There are multiple options available for school education, including:

  • fee-paying schools

  • single-sex Catholic state schools

  • independent girls' school 

  • co-educational independent boarding and day school

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