A proposed new health hub which will incorporate existing services from around the borough will not bring with it job cuts, according to the county NHS trust behind the project.
An application to transform office block Brindley House in Corner Hall, close to the town centre, into a new mental health and learning disability facility has been submitted to planners.
The unit would be run by the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and will become the primary hub for West Herts, moving existing teams from services already run in and around the town, including the Marlowes Health Centre and the Gossoms End facility in Berkhamsted.
Trust spokesman Caroline Jacobi said: “If the application is successful, it will provide service users with modern facilities where they can get the help and support they need in the community in a central location. There are no plans to increase or reduce staff numbers as a result of the move.”
The target date for a decision on the proposal is next month.