Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has described a £300million investment at Watford General Hospital a “historic step forward”.
He welcomed the decision made by West Herts NHS Trust earlier this week to deliver new hospital buildings, new clinical facilities and help increase capacity at the hospital.
This comes after many years after work by Watford Borough Council to make sure the Trust can invest in new facilities.
That included building a new access road at Thomas Sawyer Way, providing the land for new hospital development and giving permission for a new multi storey car park. The Trust will now approach the Department of Health for funding.
Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “This is really good news and is an historic step forward for our town.
“For too long now, patients, staff and visitors have had to make use of tired and out of date facilities that are no longer fit for purpose.
“Despite a campaign to see health facilities leave Watford, we’ve done all we can to help see improvements in the town. That’s included making the tough decisions to give the hospital land for the redevelopment as well as providing a new access road, Thomas Sawyer Way.
“It’s now time for everyone to get behind our hospital and I hope the government can provide funding for these long-awaited and much needed improvements.”