New QEII Hospital

Our IT systems are now restored and whilst testing continues for the time being, our services have returned to normal. Below are some key messages for patients and the public for over the weekend of 20/21 May 2017:

  • All hospital appointments will go ahead as planned
  • The Trust’s phlebotomy clinics at the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals will reopen for walk-in, non-urgent blood tests from Monday, 22 May – with hours at the Lister clinic extended daily until 8.00pm from Monday, 22 May to Friday, 26 May.
  • The diabetic eye screening and sleep unit services are now operating normally again.
  • The out-of-hours GP service at the New QEII is for booked GP appointments only.

The Trust is very grateful for the support and understanding that it has received from patients and the wider public during this time as our staff have worked very hard to return our IT systems to normal, whilst at the same time ensuring patients continued to receive high quality care.


New QEII Hospital


The £30 million New QEII Hospital, which is on the same Howlands site in Welwyn Garden City, opens fully to patients on 15 June 2015, by when CT and MRI scanning, as well as the breast clinic, will have moved across to the new facility.


Once this has happened, the old hospital will be closed to the public prior to the land on which it sits being sold for the development of housing – including affordable homes – being built, along with a care home.

A dedicated website for the New QEII Hospital has been created by the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group:

New QEII website

Maps, directions and parking arrangements

Hospital facilities


Useful Info

Where to find us

New QEII Hospital
Welwyn Garden City

QEII Hospital Facebook page