Grant Shapps MP has written to Nick Carver, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust’s Chief Executive to request a meeting as part of his campaign to improve health services in Welwyn Hatfield.
Since the fateful decision by the last Labour administration to renege on the promise of a Hatfield super-hospital, Welwyn Hatfield has seen a drift of healthcare services outside the area. Not only does a growing and ageing population like Welwyn Hatfield deserve it’s own health services, but also there’s the danger that many residents will be put off accessing medical assistance and an increase in stress caused by having to travel so far from their homes.
Grant is therefore calling on Nick Carver to gather all the relevant people together to discuss what can be done to improve transport options for people of Welwyn Hatfield to access easily much needed health services.
Grant said, “Over the years we’ve seen a steady stream of services moved out of Welwyn Hatfield to areas such as Stevenage. One major problem with this is the distance between residents accessing healthcare services that they need and the difficulty in commuting there. Ultimately, I believe it’s vital that these services are returned to Welwyn Hatfield but in the meantime, I think more must be done to provide better transport and I look forward to discussing this with local health bosses.
To find out more about Grant’s campaign please visit: www.MakeHealthcareLocal.org