A&E for St Albans moves from Hemel to Watford General Hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:17 09 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 May 2010

ACCIDENT and emergency services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital will close on Wednesday and its services will transfer to Watford General. The A&E department at Hemel Hempstead has served a large part of the St Albans district since the closure of casualty at

ACCIDENT and emergency services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital will close on Wednesday and its services will transfer to Watford General.

The A&E department at Hemel Hempstead has served a large part of the St Albans district since the closure of casualty at City Hospital.

But it is now closing in its turn and the emergency department at Watford General Hospital with a new 120-bed Acute Admission Unit and an expanded Children's Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit will operate as the A&E department for West Herts.

An Urgent Care Centre opened at Hemel Hempstead Hospital last October and will continue to treat many local people with minor illnesses and injuries.

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