Local residents have been given an opportunity to meet with Epsom Hospital’s chief executive and take a tour of the site.

The talk and tour event will start at 10am on Thursday September, 6 at the main reception of Epsom Hospital, called the Derby Suite.

Daniel Elkeles, chief executive, and Trevor Fitzgerald, director of estates, facilities and capital projects, will be on hand to discuss the long-term future of the hospital and lead the tour.

Mr Elkeles said: “We know that the future of the Epsom Hospital site is a very hot topic for local people.

“We wanted to give members of the public the opportunity to come and find out about our plans, hear about the amazing improvement projects and ask us any questions they may have.

“This is a very exciting time for Epsom and St Helier hospitals, and so we are really keen to share information and dispel any myths about the future of our organisation.”

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS trust made waves last month, when Chris Grayling MP had slammed a proposal to sell off surplus hospital land for housing.

Speaking to the Epsom Guardian, Mr Gayling had described the sale as a “short term solution”.

The MP for Epsom and Ewell had said: “There’s strong opposition to this from local community and what I am hearing from staff is that they really worry about saying anything.

“I have spoken to staff in the hospital who are opposed to this.”

Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. To book a place or for more information, email esth.communications@esth.nhs.uk.