Statement from Leader of the Council, Councillor Ron Tindall.
"As the new Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, I welcome the funding announcement for a new acute hospital for South West Hertfordshire.
The Council will now work to ensure that Hemel has its fair share of funding.
We want to see a new modern and attractive health facility for the people of Hemel Hempstead, located in the heart of the town centre, providing a wide range of services, which meet the health needs of local people.
This is an opportunity that must be grasped to reduce health inequalities in Dacorum and to support the regeneration of the town centre.
We look forward to working in partnership with the NHS and neighbouring authorities to try to make this happen for the people of Hemel Hempstead."