We need a new 21st Century Acute General Hospital with A&E, Maternity and Planned Surgery, centrally located in West Herts between the 3 Main Towns of St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead.
We call for your support to lobby the local health authorities for a better located A&E and Maternity hospital for the people of West Hertfordshire, as recently appeared in the Spring edition of Berkhamsted Living magazine.
Gordon Yearwood, who is spearheading the case for the ‘West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution’, is calling for the public’s help in raising awareness and support.
He said: “We have managed to inform a number of key stakeholders of the case for a completely new 21st century, more accessible, centrally located hospital for the people of West Hertfordshire, instead of the towering skyscraper (20 metres taller than Grenfell Tower) proposal in the sloping Watford Hospital car park.
West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution has recently raised the case with the new Integrated Care Board (NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB) and with the Department of Health and Social Care. We are continuing our interactions with these key stakeholders and we believe that we are making some headway.
It would be of great assistance if you are able to write to the CEO of the Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB, stating how the congested Watford Hospital site is too inaccessible for most of the people of West Herts and how the West Herts Hospitals’ proposal of a towering skyscraper hospital is far too high.
Please also put in your own words how you understand that a new 21st century hospital on a more accessible and centrally located site can be built far quicker, for far less money, and would avoid the inherently unsafe situation whereby West Hertfordshire’s only A&E and Maternity hospital is located adjacent to West Hertfordshire’s only major football stadium.
The full address to write to is: The Chief Executive Officer, NHS Hertfordshire and Essex Integrated Care Board, Charter House, Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6JL.
Together we will make further progress and achieve a decent hospital service for all the people of West Hertfordshire”.
PLEASE WRITE TO THE CEO OF THE NEWLY FORMED HEALTH AUTHORITY AND PASS THIS COMMON SENSE APPEAL ONTO COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS.