Croydon University Hospital

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Croydon University Hospital (formerly Mayday Hospital)
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location Thornton Heath, Croydon,, London, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university St George's, University of London
King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 670
Founded 1885
Lists Hospitals in England

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust runs Croydon University Hospital. It also provides services at Purley War Memorial Hospital, in Purley. This hospital is located on the A235.

Croydon University Hospital, formerly Mayday Hospital[1] is a large NHS hospital in the borough of Croydon in south London, England.

It is a District General Hospital with a 24-hour accident and emergency department. The hospital is based on a 19-acre (7.7 ha) site in Thornton Heath to the north of central Croydon. The most recent large building project was the Jubilee Wing, opened in December 2004.

Its facilities include 670 beds, eight operating theatres, a day surgery suite with three theatres, two obstetric theatres and recovery room, and overnight facilities for parents. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is developing an application for Foundation Trust status.

The hospital's roots are as the infirmary of Croydon Workhouse, opened in 1885 in Mayday Road to replace the previous infirmary in Duppas Hill, the workhouse itself having moved to Thornton Heath in 1866. The Croydon Union Infirmary was renamed Mayday Road Hospital in 1923, and was taken over by Croydon Corporation in 1930, and the National Health Service in 1948.

In October 2013 as a result of the Keogh Review the Trust was put into the highest risk category by the Care Quality Commission[2] The Trust predicts a deficit of £12.2m in 2013-14.[3]


  1. ^ Croydon Advertiser August 13 2010 Retrieved 12 September 2010
  2. ^ "NHS Trusts put in risk categories - full list". Independent. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "More than a third of trusts predict year-end deficit". Local Government Chronicle. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°23′24″N 0°06′36″W / 51.390°N 0.110°W / 51.390; -0.110