Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment Services - Changes to detoxification services

Closes 20 May 2018

Opened 19 Mar 2018

Feedback expected 8 Jun 2018


Surrey County Council (Public Health) and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) are consulting people about changes to drug and alcohol detoxification services for adults, including community and inpatient provision.

From June 2018, we are changing how drug and alcohol detoxification is provided in Surrey.  We are moving inpatient services out of the current facility (Windmill House) and providing a greater range of treatment options in the community.  Access to inpatient services if required will be offered out of county.

We want to make sure Surrey residents have access to high quality, evidence based care and support which considers both individual care and assessment needs and people’s personal wishes and aspirations.


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Write: FAO Martyn Munro

Public Health , Surrey County Council

Room G55, County Hall

Penrhyn Road,



Why We Are Consulting

The aim of this consultation is to ensure anyone who could be affected by the changes we are proposing has the opportunity to review them and input to their development. 

We are consulting on your thoughts and concerns regarding the proposed provision of detoxification from June 2018 in Surrey, including location of services; access and individual support needs.  This will inform how we shape substance misuse treatment services in Surrey now and in the longer term.

Why are we transforming detoxification services in Surrey now?

The timing of the transformation of detoxification services is based on a number of factors:

  • The Public Health budget for adult substance misuse treatment services is being reduced by 24% from April 2018
  • Windmill House, which provides inpatient treatment, is a fixed structure which requires a significant proportion of the substance misuse treatment budget
  • Windmill House is currently situated on land at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey which is due to be sold in 2018. The significant reduction in funding available for substance misuse treatment services in Surrey means it is not possible to relocate Windmill House
  • There is an opportunity to provide more detoxification options in the community allowing for greater patient choice

Therefore, Public Health and SABP in partnership with clinicians and expertise from across Clinical Commissioning Groups and Adult Social Care have reviewed the options for delivery of this service to ensure it is proportionate, appropriate and flexible to the needs of Surrey residents.


Give Us Your Views



  • All Areas


  • Social workers
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • Adults Social Care staff
  • Social care service users
  • People who use social care services
  • Users of Surrey pharmacies
  • Community pharmacies
  • Dispensing doctors
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers
  • Representatives and individuals with an interest in Surrey pharmacy services


  • 20-25 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Adult Social Care
  • Social care service users
  • People who use social care services