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MP BACKS HOSPITAL LEGAL CHALLENGE

Sir Mike Penning MP support New Hospital CampaignSir Mike Penning, Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead, met with members of the Dacorum Hospital Action Group and the New Hospital Campaign to give his support for their legal battle with the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

Following their successful day in Marlowes on Saturday, Sir Mike presented a cheque for another £500 towards the campaign.

Campaigners are raising money to fund a judicial review of the Trust’s decision to exclude the new hospital on a new site option as one of the multiple options to be considered.

Sir Mike said: “I absolutely support this legal challenge. The Trust was asked to provide a number of options and specifically excluded the new site option despite it being widely supported in the community and proven to be the best option by the New Hospital Campaign.”

I would urgently encourage local people to get behind this campaign and give the hospital campaigners full support.