The former Market Square in Hemel Hempstead could see an all-new healthcare campus built thanks to a partnership project with Dacorum Borough Council, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and the NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board.
On November 16, it was revealed that the partners will explore the future viability of an Integrated Health Campus following initial exploration work, which has highlighted the advantages of the healthcare offer for local people and the wider regeneration of the town centre.
Councillor Ron Tindall, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: “This is very early days, and a full study will be commissioned to develop detailed proposals for this potential campus. The evidence gathered so far suggests that the former Market Square site has several advantages.
“It is in an accessible location, in the heart of the town centre and the council owns the land. Additionally, it provides a focal point as part of our wider ambitions for the transformation of the town centre. We believe that this would be an exciting and highly beneficial development for the town and wider borough.”
A new Health Campus will provide an opportunity to co-locate many different health and social care services in the heart of Hemel town centre, close to transport interchanges, making them much more accessible to residents.