A £219m redevelopment of St Helier Hospital has been recommended for approval by NHS London.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals trust’s proposals, which would be funded by public dividend capital, now await approval from the Department of Health.

NHS London has also supported Sutton and Merton primary care trust plans for new local care centres at the hospital and two other sites.

The total cost estimated cost of the projects, including St Helier Hospital, is £264m.