Plans for future health services to be discussed

Posted: May 24 2016

Plans for community and mental health services in Hemel Hempstead to be unveiled.

Plans for future health services to be discussed

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT) are working together to provide an integrated centre of care in the town centre.

The proposals will be unveiled at a public event on Thursday 26 May.

Chief Executive of HCT, David Law, said: “NHS services across Hertfordshire are working closer together to ensure patients’ journeys through what is often a complex system is made easier.

“Many people who have mental illnesses also suffer from physical health problems and vice versa. By working together we hope to be able to take a more holistic view, treating the whole patient and not just their illness.”

The proposed centre will be developed at The Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead, with a plan to open in the Summer of 2017.

Tom Cahill, Chief Executive of HPFT, said: “The development of new mental health services for children and adults at The Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead represents our commitment to invest in providing services, delivered in easily accessible locations that promote recovery, challenge stigma and that recognise the benefits of closer working with our partners.”

The event takes place at St John’s Church Hall, Station Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JY, starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 9pm.

If you are a journalist or media representative requiring further information contact our communications team on (01707) 388148 or via communications@hct.nhs.uk