Hopes for health hub dashed for now, but jobs are still for grabs


A proposed health hub in the heart of Hemel Hempstead has been set back after negotiations on the town centre property fell through.

The planning application which would see office block Brindley House in Corner Hall transformed into a new mental health and learning disability facility was withdrawn when the landlord of the building decided to sell it for residential development.

A spokesman for the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, which would have managed the facility, said: “This came when we were at the final stages of negotiation for a lease. We had intended to use this building as a new ‘hub’ to for our community staff who care for those who use our services in their own homes and in our smaller clinics nearby. We will continue to look at other options for a hub in and around Hemel Hempstead.”

The Trust is holding a recruitment open day at Holiday Inn, Breakspear Way, on Saturday from 9am to add to its mental health care team. Successful candidates for part and full time roles will receive full training, though experience is preferred. Call 01727 804821 for more.