Proposals involving setting up a new GP service have been hatched in a bid to save Molesey Hospital.

Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding public consultations on whether to close the hospital on Approach Road, or relocate services to Cobham or other GP practices.

Molesey, with facilities built in the 1920s, is the oldest of the five community hospitals in the equation. It has a 12-bed rehabilitation ward and provides physiotherapy, surgery and urology services and sees more than 5,000 outpatients a year with about 200 patients on the ward.

Speaking after the last consultation meeting before the consultation period ends on May 5, Molesey Conservative candidate Philippe Bassett said the community have come up with a fifth option to save the services.

He said the League of Friends of Molesey Hospital had raised about £300,000 to keep it open.

He said: “West Molesey doesn’t have a practice, it would make sense to have one at the hospital.”

Mr Bassett, who is running in the upcoming Elmbridge Council elections in Molesey West, also raised concerns that should the inpatient services move to Cobham, it would be a “major clinical issue as well as a practical one”.