Monthly Archives: October 2016

New access road to Watford Hospital – 16 November 2016

Watford Borough Council has almost completed work on the new road at the rear of
Watford General Hospital.

The new road will bring huge benefits to Watford. Most importantly, it will reduce the
time it takes ambulances to get in and out of A&E. It should also improve traffic flow
across the town, making it easier for staff and patients to go to and from the hospital.

The road will be called ‘Thomas Sawyer Way’ and will open on Wednesday 16
November, running from Wiggenhall Road.

The changes will affect the driving routes into Watford General Hospital. New
signage across and on the outskirts of Watford will help visitors and staff find their
way in, around and out of the hospital. Please see attached map showing the
changes being put in place.

Teething problems are expected as drivers familiarise themselves with the new
routes so we have been working with Watford Borough Council to minimise
disruption. The Trust will have additional staff on site during the transition to ensure
that everyone gets to their intended destination as quickly and easily as possible.

For more information please contact Estates on: 01923 244 366

Do you have time to volunteer?

Make a Difference

Supporting Your Local Community

About 20% of GP’s time is spent trying to deal with non-medical matters. This increases their busy workload and leaves them less time to focus on the medical issues of patients.

Some (often quite vulnerable) people who visit the GP would really benefit from informal non-medical help to find the information and support they need to improve their wellbeing.

The (Just Ask) project equips volunteers to help people find that information and support. Working in a local community venue, our volunteers will have the training, resources and support they need to help people become more engaged with their community and improve their wellbeing.

We are now recruiting community-minded people who want to help people make a positive and measurable difference in their lives.

If you are a ‘people-person’ with some time to spare, we want to hear from you!

To volunteer for the project, or simply to find out more please contact:

The Maltings Surgery



St Albans Volunteer Centre


Links to other local volunteer schemes: