Temporary Ward Closure at Caterham Dene

The rehabilitation ward at Caterham Dene is temporarily closed to new admissions due to a number of cases of vomiting. All infection protection controls are in place. We hope to re-open the ward again soon. If you want to visit a patient, please contact the ward first before arriving.

If you have been unwell, please do not visit the hospital until 48 hours after any episode of diarrhoea and vomiting. If you are unsure about visiting, please contact the ward at Caterham Dene before arriving.

First Community appoints new chair of the board

First Community has appointed experienced non-executive director Florence Barras as its new chair.  Ms Barras will replace current chairman Elaine Best, who is retiring. Miss Best has been chairman of First Community since its formation in 2011.


First Community is among England’s top performing health and care organisations having been rated Outstanding by CQC in 2017. First Community provides NHS community health and care services in east Surrey and parts of West Sussex.