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I am 10 weeks pregnant and thinking about booking at a local hospital for ante-natal care. I have heard one good report from a friend who used the birthing pool there. Has anyone else had a baby there - what do you think of it?
813 views Iona, Wed, 3 Aug 2016
I care for my elderly father who has dementia. He doesn't need much help usually although he needs to be watched over as he wanders and leaves the gas cooker on. I want to go away for a week - does anyone know whether the NHS or social services will arrange his care while i go away?
1563 views CarerPenny, Herts - Sat, 30 Jul 2016
I've recently moved to the area, I'm looking for some children's clubs starting at 9am finishing around 3pm for a 7 year old and 14 year old. I'm also looking for a good horse riding school that offer lessons for children.
795 views Helen, herts - Wed, 27 Jul 2016
If anyone is looking for a relaxing way of spending a summer’s afternoon you might want to think about going PYO for fresh fruit at any of these places which I like: Cammas hall Farm , Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT Graveley strawberries, Graveley, SG4 7EH Hawks wick fruit Harpenden Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6JG If you have any good ideas on how to make good fruit dishes and drinks please share with us here.
1602 views Janet, United Kingdom - Fri, 1 Jul 2016
We desperately need a new hospital in West Herts - after the closure of A&E in Hemel people are forced to travel to Watford which is struggling terribly. The Leave campaign told us that voting out would free up £350m per week to spend on the NHS. Now that the decision has been made, it's time they put their money where their mouth is. Please post your support in this discussion group if you agree and share with your friends. Herts Valley CCG are apparently a member of this group and will...
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I've just been told that there are talks going on about closing The New Surgery in Tring which is very worrying - if this happens, 2500 patients will have to register with other surgeries in the area. This will have a huge impact on the surgeries in Berkhamsted as many of these patients will have to re-register there. It seems crazy to me when all the gp surgeries seem over-stretched already! I think as residents we need to have a say in these things before decisions are made that will...
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