You can find Surrey Day Surgery at the Old Cottage Hospital in Epsom. It was built in 1889 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and was the main hospital for the surrounding district until 1948 when Epsom District Hospital opened and took over as the main hospital.
The Old Cottage Hospital hit the national headlines when Emily Wilding Davison, the suffragette, was brought to the hospital after throwing herself under the King’s horse in The Derby of 1913.
Another famous person to be associated with the Cottage Hospital is Clair Rayner, the current Chair of the Patient’s Association, who trained as a nurse here.
The hospital was bought from the Health Authority by a group of G.P.s in 1991 and a G.P. surgery was established on the ground floor. The day unit was set up in conjuction with Environmental and Medical Products Limited who specialised in design, building and managing Day Surgery Units. It was initially opened for patients in 1993. In 1995 an extension was built to include X-ray, physiotherapy, pharmacy and further consulting rooms. Surrey Day Surgery took over the management of the Unit in 1998.
Surrey Day Surgery is now operated by the new owner this 2015 hoping for a more progressive result this year and the coming years.