Council eyes £725,000 sexual health clinic in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 13:30 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 31 January 2018

The county council wants to open a new sexual health clinic in Hatfield

The county council wants to open a new sexual health clinic in Hatfield


Hertfordshire County Council has confirmed it wants to open a new £725K sexual health clinic in Hatfield.

Cabinet member for public health, Cllr Richard Roberts, said: “We are continually reviewing the needs of our population. As a result, and working closely with the provider of our sexual health services in Hertfordshire, we have recognised a need to develop a sexual health clinical base in the Hatfield area.

“The details of how this will be achieved – including a possible site – are still being finalised. We have made a bid for £725,000 to the council’s Capital Fund for this project.”

The county council had previously planned to open a clinic in Hemel Hempstead, but a spokeswoman confirmed that was found to be “unviable”.

She added that St Albans City Hospital, which currently provides sexual health services through a clinic, has confirmed it will stop doing so later this year.

The majority of people using it were found to be from Hatfield, the spokeswoman said, which has prompted the new Hatfield plans.

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