The Liberal Democrat run Dacorum Council is working with NHS partners to bring a new Health Hub into the centre of Hemel Hempstead onto the old Market Square and Bus Station site. This would help to consolidate healthcare provision in a modern purpose-built facility in a central location.
It is in the early stages but the Council, the local NHS Integrated Health Board & West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust have agreed to explore the Health Hub idea.
This hopes to push back against the failure of the Conservative government, under whom we have seen a drastic drop in our NHS services. The Liberal Democrats are still pushing the Conservative government for a hospital to provide the full services we need.
Sammy Barry-Mears, Parliamentary candidate for Hemel Hempstead said “Lib Dems have always fought for hospital services for the people of Hemel and will continue to fight for those services. This announcement is extremely positive and ensures that we have accessible health services in Hemel. We know that large parts of the existing Hemel Hospital site are going to become housing so it is very important that health services are not lost to the residents of the Town.”
Victoria Collins, Parliamentary candidate for Harpenden & Berkhamsted including Tring and the neighbouring villages said “We must remember that people in the towns like Berkhamsted and Tring as well as the surrounding communities need much better access to health services. If the Health Hub brings together services into an accessible location that allows rural towns and village residents better access then this will be a big improvement to our disjointed health offering at the moment with clinics and outpatient services all over the place. At the same time, I'm calling on the government to provide a hospital with the services that we need in this area.”