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Is Watford General a good hospital to have a baby?

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?

1151 views Iona, Wed, 3 Aug 2016


A week's break from caring for my father

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?

1902 views CarerPenny, Herts - Sat, 30 Jul 2016


kids clubs near Tring for the summer

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.

1135 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.

1942 views Janet, United Kingdom - Fri, 1 Jul 2016


We deserve a post-Brexit new hospital in West Herts! Please post/share if you agree

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...

2 replies , 2560 views Fiona81, Herts Valley - Wed, 29 Jun 2016


Brexit and the NHS

For various reasons my family rely on the NHS quite a lot. I can't help thinking that the vote to leave will mean that in 5 years time we won't have an NHS as we know it. What do people think?

1919 views Richard38, Herts Valley - Mon, 27 Jun 2016


Have you seen a lovely doctor, nurse or health professional in Hertfordshire recently?

Spread the love and name the health professional that gave you or your family a good care experience on this thread. They can be a ward nurse, district nurse, GP, hospital doctor or any clinician, NHS or private. HealthFriends will pass your compliment to the professional concerned who will value your positive feedback.

1 reply , 2450 views hf-editors, Thu, 23 Jun 2016


Breast cancer group

Hello ladies. I am a happy and well survivor of breast cancer. I would love to talk to other women living in South Herts who have been through a similar experience. I live in the Potter's Bar area so not far. Say hello and let's chat.

1093 views Linda60, Barnet - Wed, 22 Jun 2016


Closure of The New Surgery in Tring

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...

2 replies , 1957 views eyelash101, Herts - Wed, 8 Jun 2016



Welcome to the Herts Valley community forum! Here you can chat with your neighbours about anything and everything; from local services and facilities to events, shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to make friends and discover new things about your local area.

3 replies , 2547 views hf-editors, Wed, 8 Jun 2016

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