Promised hospital link road now a reality after £7m boost

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EMERGENCY access to A&E in Watford is to be revolutionised after hospital chiefs were handed £7 million to pay for a new link road.

Work is expected to start next year linking the hospital directly with the road around B&Q, cutting out troublesome Vicarage Road.

Jan Filochowski, chief executive at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This new £7 million investment in the road infrastructure is fantastic news for the people of West Hertfordshire, as both emergency and normal access to the hospital site will be dramatically improved.”

The road, promised for years, will link the hospital with Wiggenhall Road and then on to the B&Q gyratory.

Campaigners have complained for a long time about poor access to the hospital, made worse on match days.