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Strategic Outline Case

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group have been working on plans to secure funding for major redevelopment of the estate.

This work started some time ago in autumn 2017, when the Trust submitted a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) to regulators for formal review. NHS Improvement and NHS England fed back with two key points; firstly they acknowledged the need for funding and secondly that public money for hospital redevelopment is limited with strong competition from other hospitals across the country. In response to feedback from regulators the Trust is working on a refresh of the SOC.

The full version of the original SOC is available to view here.

A series of public meetings took place during autumn 2018 in Hertsmere, Dacorum, St Albans and Watford. The meetings gave an update on the work being undertaken to refresh the SOC. The meetings explained that West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group are taking another look at plans and funding requirements following feedback from regulators.

The presentation slides from the public meetings can be viewed here.

Evaluation panels

The options outlined in the public meetings will be examined by evaluation panels that will take place in February 2019. These panels will examine a range of options from various aspects including patient care, accessibility and how they complement other parts of the health and care system locally. The panels will include four patient and public representatives.

Members of the public were invited to express their interest in joining the panels and further background information on this can be found here.

Public Meetings 2019

A public update meeting took place on 29th January at the Stanborough Centre in St Albans Road, Watford. The event shared details of how the options for hospital redevelopment are shaping up and explained the process for evaluating and shortlisting options. The presentation from the meeting can be viewed here.

If you attended this meeting please give us your feedback here. Your responses will help in future planning.

You can also read the latest press information about estate redevelopment plans here.

Public Update Meeting: March 2019

The next meeting takes place on 7 March 2019 at Shendish Manor Hotel, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, 7pm 9pm. Spaces are limited so if you would like to attend please book your place via this link If you do not have access to the internet you can book a place by calling 01442 898885 or 01442 284116. The venue is fully accessible and there will be a hearing loop available for anyone that needs one.

Further information about this meeting is available here.