Oliver was delighted by the Government’s recent announcement, confirming a fully funded new state of the art hospital on the Watford General Hospital site.
As part of the biggest hospital building programme in a generation, Watford General Hospital will be redeveloped by 2030, backed by Government funding. Forty new hospitals, including Watford General, will be rebuilt to deliver world-class healthcare services, backed by over £20 billion of investment.
Oliver said: ‘It is fantastic that Watford General Hospital will receive much needed Government funding, with a fully funded new hospital built by 2030.
I know how important this hospital is to our community, it is used by many local residents, including me – my son was born there.
I have worked closely with Dean Russell MP to help secure this, and this commitment will support my constituents from Bushey, Radlett and beyond. It will provide much needed services for our community in one place locally.’
To date, Watford General Hospital has received more than £51 million from the programme for enabling works along with an additional £11.5 million for the reconfiguration of pathology on all three sites which include Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.
The announcement forms part of the Government’s investment up and down the country to provide state-of-the-art facilities incorporating digital technology, sustainability, comfortable surroundings, better cancer services, upgraded A&E departments, improved mental health units and modern technology.