Your health in Dacorum

There are now more ways than ever to get information on leading a healthy lifestyle or advice and treatment for medical conditions. Using the right health service for you helps the NHS to allocate its resources correctly.

Feeling unwell? Find the right NHS service for you

  • For 24-hour health advice, ring 111 or visit
  • If your GP surgery is closed, use the out of hours service: 03000 33 33 33.
  • Urgent care centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital - open 24 hours a day, every day. For those conditions that need to be treated urgently but are not life-threatening or very serious - for example, sprains, strains, fractures, wounds, burns, scalds, minor head injuries, bites, stings, cuts and grazes.

Leading a healthy lifestyle

  • Change4Life helps families eat well, move more and live longer. 
  • NHS Choices offers all the information you need to make the right choices about your health.


Local views

Changes to hospital services in Hemel Hempstead have been strongly opposed by the Dacorum Hospital Action Group. The group was formed in 1975 and over the past three decades has campaigned to keep vital hospital services in Hemel Hempstead.

The Dacorum Patients Group are an active group concerned with healthcare provision in the Dacorum area.