Hospital plans for west Hertfordshire - Watford and Three Rivers

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Residents will have an opportunity to hear about the latest plans and progress with developing hospital sites in west Hertfordshire at NHS meetings during October and November.

The meetings, led by West Herts Hospitals Trust and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are taking place in each area. Dates and venues are as follows:

LOCALITY

DATE

TIME

VENUE

Hertsmere

Wednesday, 17 October

4-6pm

Allum Hall,  2 Allum Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3PJ

Dacorum

Tuesday, 23 October

7-9pm

Laureate Academy, Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3DW

St Albans and Harpenden

Wednesday, 24 October

7-9pm

Trinity Church Hall,  1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD

Watford and Three Rivers

Tuesday, 6 November

7-9pm

The Hub room, West Herts College (Watford Campus), Hempstead RoadWatford WD17 3EZ

The meetings will explain work that is happening over the next few months to further refine thinking on the strategic outline case for redeveloping hospital sites. This work to update and refine the SOC has been requested by national regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement following discussions with the Trust and CCG.

Helen Brown, Acting Chief Executive at West Herts Hospitals Trust says: “We’re doing some further work to our strategic outline case to satisfy NHS Improvement and NHS England that our plans are solid.

“Things have moved on in the 12 months since we submitted our strategic outline case and in view of that we need to look again at some of our figures, both around patient numbers and finances.  In particular we need to look at how we can make our plans as affordable as possible by looking at how we can do the development in phases.

“While we’re doing that additional work we’ll look at the feasibility of an alternative option that would bring planned care onto a single site. However, the proposal to develop planned care on the St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospital sites as set out in the original SOC currently remains our preferred way forward.”   

The meetings will also share plans for how services could be delivered across various sites and will explain how the Trust and the CCG intend to involve local people in work to refine the hospital plans.

There will also be an opportunity to put questions about hospital redevelopment work to executive officers and health professionals from the Trust and the CCG.

As space may be limited at some of these events, please email communications.hvccg@nhs.net if you would like to attend.  Please state when booking which event you would like to attend and let us know if you have any particular accessibility needs.

For further information please contact the Herts Valleys CCG communications team on 01442 898888 or the communications team at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust on 01923 436280/1

Phone no.: 
01442 898888
Venue contacts
West Herts College, Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford WD17 3EZ
https://www.westherts.ac.uk/student-life/getting-to-college/#tab-1

01923 812000