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St Albans' MP Anne Main: St Albans City Hospital must 'build on its success'
St Albans' MP has made the case for more health services, not less, to be hosted at the city’s hospital after a forthcoming shake-up.
Anne Main said 96 per cent of St Albans City Hospital patients recently surveyed would recommend it and that its health trust should build on that success.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which oversees the hospital, is currently looking to redraw health services across its three sites in St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead.
The changes come as the trust aims to rebuild Watford General Hospital in the coming years as part of the health campus project.
This week the trust’s chief executive, Samantha Jones, said no decisions had yet been made and she "expects" health services will still be delivered from all three sites under the new regime.
The trust is due to release its new clinical strategy to the public in the autumn.
In a statement the Conservative MP said: "My constituents value their local NHS services and the excellent results from the friends and family test go to show how successful St Albans City Hospital is.
"I hope that when clinicians see these results they will want to build on this success in St Albans. I will always make a robust case for strong NHS facilities in St Albans and scaremongering about a loss of services is deeply unhelpful.
"I believe that we have a positive story to tell from St Albans City Hospital and I will always look for ways to enhance the excellent services we currently have in St Albans."
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