Health and wellbeing hub in Borehamwood (Elstree Way)
Local clinicians and patients are currently working on plans for a hub located on Elstree Way in Borehamwood. Careful planning and consideration is taking place to ensure the hub meets the needs of the local population. This work is informing a strategic outline case for the hub in Borehamwood, which is due to be published later this year.
The hubs will underpin local networks of care across West Hertfordshire – these will be tailored to meet the needs of local people. Examples of services that might be provided include:
This means that local residents will be supported to keep well and look after themselves and that, when they do need health and care services, they are well co-ordinated and that patients don’t have to travel too far unless absolutely necessary.
The following diagram outlines what a local health and wellbeing hub in Borehamwood might look like (please click to enlarge).
We will keep you updated with how the plans for the hub in Hertsmere develop.
Option 1: centralise acute care at a new hospital in a central locationThe care provided would include emergency services, comprehensive women’s and maternity care, day surgery, cancer care, an outpatients department, diagnostics, children’s services and specialised care. The location for this option remains under discussion. It is assumed that transport links (including public transport) would need to be in place for this option to be viable.
Option 2: centralise acute care at WatfordThis option means that all acute care would be provided at Watford. The care provided would include emergency services, comprehensive women’s and maternity care, day surgery, cancer care, an outpatients department, diagnostics, children’s services and specialised care. The buildings at Watford would be refurbished and existing services such as day case surgery would be moved from St Albans and Hemel Hempstead to the Watford site.
Option 3: locating acute care at Watford and St Albans. This option provides the least amount of change.Under this option, day surgery, complex diagnostics, cancer care and an outpatients department would be provided at St Albans. Services at Watford would include emergency services, comprehensive women’s and maternity care, an outpatients department, diagnostics, children’s services and specialised care.
No decisions about options for acute hospital care have been made. We will keep an open mind about the best solution. We welcome your feedback on all the options and any other potential scenarios you would like us to consider.
You can find out more information on how the options have been analysed, scored and shortlisted in the strategic outline case, available here.
Thank you to everyone in Hertsmere who have already provided their views on the future of health and social care in the area. We are committed to engaging with local patients and stakeholders to help shape the future of local services. For more information on how you can get involved, go to this page.