Hatfield hospital consultations extended
Campaigners for a new hospital and cancer centre to be built in Hatfield, replacing the QEII at Welwyn Garden City, have been given an extra 12 weeks.
The O2H group has just heard that the consultation period has been extended from 11 June to 1 September.
Members of the public can add their names to an online petition set up by supporters of the plan.
There are two options on the table and a detailed explanation of both is contained in a document entitled ‘Investing In Your Health’, produced the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority (BHSHA).
The BHSHA has also prepared a summary of the issues being considered during the consultation period, including more information on the options particularly the local health needs and likely costs of both.
According to the BHSHA the options are as follows:
The East Herts Community Health Council has given its full backing to option two and says it is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ for major improvements to local health care services. East Herts supports the proposal because it would:
If you agree with option one, you can add your name to a petition being run by Hemel Hempstead Today at Hemel on-line, where you will also be able to read the other side of the debate.
Note: This item was added following a suggestion from a user of the Brookmans Park Newsletter and Forum.
21 May 2003
Online petition for new Hatfield hospital - 18 May 2003 (Note: most of the content in this story is in the article above)