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GET INVOLVED: Action group to host presentation in Berkhamsted on new hospital campaign 

 Published on: 7th September 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Berkhamsted residents are encouraged to attend a talk discussing the campaign for a new hospital in West Hertfordshire.

The talk held by West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution, a patient-centred not-for-profit organisation, will take place at Berkhamsted Town Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 14.

This meeting is part of the campaign for a new hospital in West Hertfordshire due to concerns over the redevelopment of Watford General Hospital.

Sue Beardshaw, former mayor of Berkhamsted, said: “We invite everyone to come and hear how we, the people, can begin to get our local healthcare services back on track.”

A spokesperson for West Hertfordshire Hospitals Teaching NHS Trust, which runs Watford General, said: “Our plans, which have been developed with input from our leading clinicians, are for our hospitals in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford. There are around 190,000 appointments at Hemel Hempstead Hospital already and we plan to grow this significantly. 

“We are excited about our proposals for delivering services in a more streamlined way, using a ‘one stop’ approach where possible so that patients have several steps of their treatment in the same session. Emergency care will continue to be provided at Watford General where we expect all of our clinical services to be delivered from new buildings. Our new emergency department will be at least twice the size of our current one and we will have more than 100 additional inpatient beds.”

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