Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment Q&As

What facilities will the new hospital have?

The new hospital will provide out-patient services including diagnostics, musculoskeletal therapies and women’s services. There will also be an urgent care centre for both adults and children, an older persons assessment unit, theatres, day surgery, surgical in-patient beds, endoscopy and medical day cases including a chemotherapy unit. 

How long will hospital construction take?

The concrete frame of the new hospital is now complete and the construction of external and internal walls is progressing along with the installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. 

Works to connect the new hospital to mains gas and electricity started in February 2017, with an estimated completion date of June.

The new hospital will open in autumn 2018.

What happens to patients during construction?

We are carefully planning the development so that all services remain operational throughout construction and disruption to patients is minimised. This is why the old buildings will stay until the new hospital is completed. 

Why are we selling land and what will it be used for?

Chase Farm Hospital is a large site; much of the site is underused and many of the buildings are old and dilapidated. We are selling parts of the site which will not be needed in future to help fund the redevelopment. 

The land will be used for a residential development of up to 500 new high-quality family homes and apartments, including key worker accommodation set within a landscaped environment. 

A new three-form entry primary school will be built on the southeast of the site to provide much needed school places for new and existing residents. 

Who is paying for the redevelopment?

The government is set to contribute almost £82 million towards the redevelopment, with the shortfall being met by the sale of surplus land and funds invested by the RFL. 

Children’s services at Chase Farm Hospital

The Urgent Care Centre at Chase Farm Hospital will provide a doctor-led walk-in service for children and young people with minor illnesses and injuries open from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Children who require urgent assessment and treatment by the paediatric team are advised to attend Barnet or North Middlesex Hospitals, which also have the support of full A&E services and inpatient beds for children.
If a child or young person attends the Urgent Care Centre at Chase Farm Hospital but would more appropriately be seen in another setting, then a transfer will be arranged if necessary.

NHS 111 can provide advice and guidance, as well as directly booking appointments at the GP out of hours service, which has a choice of locations including Chase Farm Hospital.

Enfield CCG has also recently commissioned new primary care access hubs which offer additional routine and urgent care appointments for all age groups at three locations across the borough from 6.30pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm on weekends and public holidays.  These appointments can be booked by a patient’s GP practice or directly by calling 03000 333 666.

GPs in Enfield will continue to have access to a paediatrician and paediatric advice and guidance through both a hotline and email.  Based on a clinical assessment by a GP, some children may be eligible to be referred to a new two week urgent paediatric outpatient service at Chase Farm Hospital. 

Will the new hospital have an A&E department?

We are committed to implementing the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH) clinical strategy, which means that the urgent care centre, which now sees more than 100 patients a day, will continue to be operated on the site. There will not be an A&E department as this is not part of the BEH clinical strategy.

Is there going to be enough parking?

Car parking for the hospital, school and residential land uses has been carefully assessed. We believe that the agreed level strikes the correct balance between encouraging sustainable travel and the operational needs of the site. The multi-storey car park will remain.

Will there be any additional buses/public transport serving the new development?

Transport For London have concluded that the development will not require any additional bus services. The redevelopment will provide us with the opportunity to improve the location of the existing bus stands/stops and shelters.

How can I get involved?

Local residents and stakeholders are invited to regular meetings to hear about the redevelopment's progress, ask questions and share their views. The next meeting is on Tuesday 21 March at 6.30-8pm at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield. There will be a presentation and chance to ask questions. If you are interested in attending the meeting please email rf.cfhstakeholders@nhs.net.

Can I ask questions and share my views online?

We encourage people with any questions or comments to email us at rf.cfhstakeholders@nhs.net.