The Health sector is the largest employer in the borough, employing 7,000 people locally (10.4% of all employment in the borough). There are 165 businesses registered in this sector.
Jobs in the sector are mostly based in hospitals and East Surrey Hospital is a very large local employer and is part of the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH). They provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill.
Job roles include:
- Services of medical and paramedical staff
- Services of laboratory and technical facilities
- Emergency room services
- Operating room services
- Pharmacy services
- Food and other hospital services
Nursing is a key role within this sector. To become a nurse you can take a degree or degree apprentice.