Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Purley War Memorial Hospital

Our satellite hospital in the south of Croydon

Purley War Memorial 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. 

The hospital offers services that do not need an overnight stay and does not have any in-patient beds.

Blood tests - walk in service

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)
07.00-12.00, 13.00-16.45  Closed at lunchtimes. 

For more on this service see our phlebotomy (blood test) service page

X-Ray, DEXA (bone density) and ultrasound (diagnostic services)

Purley Hospital’s 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 our diagnostic imaging service page

Outpatient clinics

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. We offer outpatient appointments at Purley War Memorial Hospital for:

Our services also offer a number of additional clinics at Purley including: 

  • DRSS - Diabetic retinopathy screening (eye clinic)
  • Cardiac (heart) monitoring – 24 hour ECG & echocardiogram
  • Chest pain clinic
  • Dietetics
  • Respiratory clinic
  • Continence clinic
  • Heart failure clinic

Other services at Purley War Memorial Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit

The minor injury service assesses and treats adults and children including babies for a variety of minor injuries including, cuts, grazes and wounds,minor burns and scalds, sprains and strains, minor head injuries, minor eye injuries and removing some foreign bodies. The service runs from 2pm to 8pm, 365 days per year and is staffed by a team of GPs and nurses. No appointment is needed to use this service – patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Open 2pm to 8pm, every day of the year.
For advice on the most appropriate service for your injury or illness

Call: 111
Visit: 111 page on NHS Choices.

This service is managed by AT Medics on behalf of NHS Croydon CCG.

Keston Medical Practice

Located on the first floor of the hospital, Keston Medical Practice offers a full general practice service to patients living in Purley, South Croydon, Kenley
and Coulsdon; they are open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday. The team consists of seven GPs, three senior nurses, a nurse prescriber and an advanced nurse practitioner. The practice also offers specialist clinics for children, pregnant women, and patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma. To register with the practice you will need to complete a registration form available from their reception.
Call: 020 8660 8292.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital offers clinics at this hospital for patients using their services. These clinics are managed by Moorfields.

Call 020 8401 3128

How to get there

Purley War Memorial Hospital

856 Brighton Road,


Surrey CR8 2YL

Trains: Nearest station: Purley. 10 minutes walk

Buses: The hospital is well served by a number of routes including numbers 60, 166, 289, 405, 407, 412, 455 and 466.

For more information on getting to Purley Hospital see Travel Maps and Parking

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