Help choose the name of refurbished £6m Hertfordshire health facility

PUBLISHED: 14:56 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 31 August 2017

An architect's vision of the newly refurbished health facility

An architect's vision of the newly refurbished health facility

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Get your thinking caps on. Health bosses want suggestions for names for a refurbished £6million Hertfordshire health facility.

Building works are currently taking place at a site in The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, which will provide a modern base for mental health and physical health services.

The project is being run by Hatfield-based Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in St Albans Road East, and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT), which is based in Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City.

Once it opens in the New Year, the newly refurbished building will be home to community mental health services for adults and children provided by HPFT, along with HCT adult services including bladder and bowel care, podiatry, diabetes retinal screening, and nutrition and dietetics, and HCT children’s services including audiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, community dentistry and speech and language therapy.

Karen Taylor, director of integration and partnerships at HPFT, said: “We are very excited about this project which will develop new ways of providing care and treatment.

“We have listened to and involved our service users in the delivery of this project and want to continue that, so the final name is decided by local people.”

Marion Dunstone, director of operations at HCT, said: “Many of these teams already work together.

“Coming together under one roof will make that even easier in the coming years.

“We want to create a modern environment and that is welcoming to service users visiting us for outpatient appointments and for our staff to work in.”

After consulting with patients, service users and carers on what is important to them in the naming of a community healthcare facility, a shortlist of three themes for the name has been drawn up:

A) A name with health or wellbeing in the title

B) A name linked to the local area

C) A name linked to nature

Suggestions based on these themes should be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2017.

You can email or tweet using the contact details below:

Twitter: @hctnhs or @hpft_nhs

Email: Communications@hct.nhs.uk or comms@hpft.nhs.uk

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