A non-profit organisation, the Dacorum Hospital Action Group was formed in 1975 and has campaigned to keep vital hospital services in Hemel Hempstead.
With the erosion of the hospital over the past fifteen years and with increased dependency on surrounding hospitals, particularly Watford General Hospital, residents feel that their voices simply aren't being heard by local health bosses.
Things have moved on and DHAG now supports the idea to build an emergency and specialist hospital that will properly serve the main towns in West Hertfordshire. Hence, 2016 saw the launch of the New Hospital Campaign.
Pictured left is Edith Glatter, long-time member of DHAG and passionate campaigner, standing in front of Hemel Hempstead Hospital.