The New Hospital Campaign (NHC) has succeeded in obtaining a crucial
letter about hospital redevelopment in West Herts which the West Herts
Hospitals Trust (WHHT) has received from the Department of Health and
Social Care (DHSC).
The letter has been referred to at recent stakeholder meetings which the public have been invited to, however this letter has never been produced until it was disclosed to NHC's solicitors as part of the ongoing judicial review.
The letter seems to instruct West Herts Hospital Trust to only present 3 options to be considered for much needed hospital investment, all of which focus on Watford being the main site for A&E. This despite 2 petitions signed by tens of thousands of residents saying they want a new hospital built on a more accessible site.
The full press release from NHC can be read below along with the damning letter in full from the Department of Health and Social Care.