Work starts on Hemel Hempstead's new health and wellbeing centre

Artists impression of the refurbished Health and Wellbeing Centre

Borras, a construction company based in St Albans, is working on the £6million joint venture between Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) to rejuvenate the building.

The programme will see both adult and children’s physical and mental health services co-located, helping them work closer together for the benefit of service users and patients.

Marion Dunstone, Director of Operations at HCT, added:

"We're extremely excited about this project and the opportunities the new centre will provide. We will be working with the construction team over the coming months to ensure disruption to local residents and businesses is kept to a minimum."

Karen Taylor, HPFT's Executive Director, Strategy and Integration, said:

"We’re working hard to make sure the building is a great place to work and to receive care.  It provides a space for us to develop new ways of providing care and treatment, supporting our service users and patients to look after both their physical and mental health and wellbeing."

The construction work is expected to take up to six months, with services moving into the centre in the New Year. The following services will be provided in the new building:

HCT Adult services

  • Bladder and Bowel Care
  • Community Cardiology
  • Diabetes retinal screening
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Lymphedema 

HCT Children's services 

  • Step2 
  • Community  audiology 
  • Community Paediatrics 
  • Children's Eye Service
  • Children's Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy 
  • Community Dentistry
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Health Visiting 
  • PALMS    

HPFT Adult services

  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Specialist  Learning Disability Services  
  • Early Memory Diagnosis and Support Service (EMDASS) 
  • Older Adult Community Mental Health Services 

HPFT Children’s and Young People Services

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) 

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