Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has welcomed plans for much needed investment in new health facilities at Watford General Hospital as they moved another step forward after a meeting of health bosses yesterday.
West Herts Hospital Trust are considering bidding for £350 million from the government to improve to hospital facilities, which will include a new ward block at Watford and new women’s and children’s suites among other improvements to the site.
This news comes after Watford Borough Council gave the green light for a brand new multi storey car park at the hospital this March.
Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘This is really exciting news for our town and everyone in South West Hertfordshire. For years, hardworking NHS staff and patients have been using hospital facilities that simply aren’t fit for the 21st century. Watford Council has made tough decisions to make sure that we can get improvements at Watford General. That has included building a brand new access road in Thomas Sawyer Way and providing the Trust with land for new hospital facilities, starting with a new multi storey car park.
‘Although the idea of a new hospital on a new site may sound attractive, it is simply not going to happen and will only result in health facilities leaving Watford. The time for talking is now over. We need to all come together to convince the government to make these new hospital facilities for our area a reality.’