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5 October 2016, 06:14
The NHS in Hertfordshire say they've abandoned plans for a new hospital and instead they'll concentrate on improving the three hospitals part of the West Herts NHS triangle.
NHS bosses made the announcement last night and it comes despite a lot of support for a brand new hospital from residents for one.
The West Herts Clinical Commissioning Group said it's the only realistic option otherwise the health service risked being at the back of a very long line waiting for precious NHS funding.
The group now want redevelop St Albans hospital and for Watford they'd consider plans for a complete rebuild of the site instead of a brand-new hospital near junction 20 of the M25.
The CCG will now looking at drawing up those plans before any firm proposals are put forward.