Petition Ensure a new hospital is built central to all West Hertfordshire communities

It must be purpose-built and equipped to modern standards with enough space for parking and future expansion.

We are members of the New Hospital Campaign formed to request a new hospital on a central, accessible site between the three main towns - Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans and Watford.

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The local NHS is proposing to keep the Watford site in Vicarage Road as the acute hospital. This plan is not sustainable: it cannot meet the health needs of the people of the area. The estate requires £100m of backlog maintenance and cannot be brought up to modern standards.

We need a new hospital that everyone can get to, which surveys have repeatedly shown patients want. The present hospital is in a congested corner of our area, next to the ground of a Premier League football club.

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