Reporter David O’Neill has been asking people in Hemel Hempstead what they think of their hospital care.
Jo dolling, Hemel Hempstead:
When having my fourth child I got a bus to Watford. Luckily he was slow coming. With my fifth they swore I wasn’t ready... I had him quickly. If I have left, he would have been born on a bus.
Claire Klosterman, Hemel Hempstead: Our hospital should be reinstated to a full working hospital with A&E – have you actually tried to get to our LOCAL hospital in Watford in a hurry? Definitely not local!
Kathy Wesch, Hemel Hempstead:
We need our hospital back in Hemel Hempstead. As a West Herts trained nurse, standards were good in Hemel. Then again, I trained before Project 2000.
Stephanie Routledge, Hemel Hempstead:
Not knocking the nurses and doctors, but it’s a joke. Two to three week waiting lists – no wonder the Accident & Emergency department is so busy.
Amy Lilley, Hemel Hempstead:
We need full time maternity and children services in Hemel. This isn’t some small village with an aging population. How many mothers, babies and children do you see on a daily basis?