Oliver on Friday convened a meeting with the borough’s local health authority, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, to discuss plans to increase the capacity of the town’s healthcare facilities.
Oliver met with Ms Kathryn Magson, Chief Executive of the CCG, Ms Caroline Hall, Chief Financial Officer, and Dr Nicholas Small, Group Chair.
Speaking afterwards he said: ‘As our community grows it is vital we have the infrastructure and public services to go with them. For healthcare in Borehamwood, this means the development of a modern new health hub facility, to bring together and maximise the resources of all our separate local GPs.
‘I therefore was pleased to secure an assurance from the CCG that they remain committed to providing the necessary funding for this much needed facility for the town.
‘The next step is now to speak with leaders at Hertsmere Borough Council, who are responsible for providing a suitable site for the hub.
‘This is something I will be organising as soon as possible to help move the process forward.’
Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group is the body responsible for funding NHS healthcare in Hertsmere. As the local planning authority it then falls to the Borough Council to allocate a large enough site for the development of new facilities.
Oliver added: ‘I will continue to press both the CCG and the Council to make sure our town gets the facilities it needs.’