Local MP, Sir Mike Penning, has been reminding local healthcare providers of the benefits of building a brand new hospital to serve West Hertfordshire rather than to “pump more money into the badly located Watford site”.
He goes on to say: “A new state-of-the-art hospital would have the benefit of being purpose-built, with opportunities to expand, ample car parking (which should be free and level!) and be in a good position for any major incidents on the M1, M25 or in north-west London.
“With the redevelopment of Crown Estate land close to Junction 8 of the M1 we have a golden opportunity for a great site. I urge the Trust to consider this option and any others that are central, accessible and available so we can all work together – the Trust, the CCG, MPs, elected representatives and campaigners – to get it built.”
You can download and read both the press release about the hospital campaign and two of the letters here: