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New Acute Hospital In West Hertfordshire

EDM number 1230 in 2017-19, proposed by Mike Penning on 02/05/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Health services.

That this House notes that the acute hospital in Watford was the first hospital to be built under the reign of Queen Victoria; further notes that the hospital has since been developed in an ad hoc manner and that the deterioration of its facilities has made it harder for the excellent doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff to carry out their work; notes that there is a lack of affordable parking facilities for staff, patients and visitors as a result of its location next to a Premier League football club; recognises the further pressure put on the hospital's facilities following the closure of acute services at St Albans and Hemel Hempstead which were opposed by the majority of local residents; and calls on the Government to halt the taxpayer-funded redevelopment of the Watford site and to make funding available for a new acute hospital on a greenfield site that can serve all of the growing population of West Hertfordshire.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Michael Penning02/05/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeProposed
Robert Halfon02/05/2018HarlowConservativeSeconded
Keith Vaz08/05/2018Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman09/05/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon09/05/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded

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