The former Headley Court rehabilitation centre is to reopen as a community hospital to help relieve the pressure on the NHS.
A team from the military, the NHS and Surrey County Council is hoping to have the first ward areas ready to admit patients by the end of April.
Headley Court closed its doors as a military rehabilitation centre in 2017, but the site has yet to be redeveloped.
The temporary facility will provide non-critical care to patients including:
- step-down from acute hospitals
- those receiving end of life care
- patients who are recovering from Covid-19 who don’t require critical care or acute hospital care.
Leader of Surrey County Council, and Chair of the Surrey Heartlands Partnership Tim Oliver said: “The collaboration demonstrated through this project, and our wider response to the current situation, has been remarkable. We will get through this together, thanks to the hard work of our frontline workers and the great willingness on the part of all our staff who are doing the most remarkable job in the most challenging conditions.”