Oliver once again visited Watford General Hospital to receive an update from West Herts Hospital Trust on the latest plans for redevelopment.
Oliver said: ‘I have worked closely with West Herts Hospital Trust since the outset on their plans for redevelopment. I know how important this hospital is to our community, it is used by many local residents including me – my son was born there.
It is important as our towns and villages grow that we have the right infrastructure to match. The commitment to redevelop Watford General will support my constituents from Bushey, Radlett and beyond. I will continue to work closely with the Trust on this project, ensuring the best outcomes for my Hertsmere constituents.’
Joined by Dean Russell MP, Oliver also visited the Virtual Hospital, where Watford hosts the UK’s first virtual ward.
Set up by WHHT at Watford General Hospital in 2020 to tackle demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the virtual hub continues to support patients using its innovative technology.
Oliver said: ‘WHHT is leading the way with this pioneering work, and it was fantastic to see this technology in action on the virtual ward.
The technology feeds health data from the patient at home to a virtual hospital hub where results are closely monitored by clinicians. It was great to meet with the healthcare professionals delivering this ground-breaking work on virtual wards both in the hospital, and with community partners.’