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Hertfordshire's £18m heart unit prepares to receive patients

A new acute cardiac unit for the NHS in Hertfordshire, costing more than £18m, is preparing to open its doors to patients.

The 62 bed building is part of a major redevelopment at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

It will mean people with urgent heart conditions can be assessed and treated quickly without waiting in the accident and emergency department.

Each of the treatment areas has been colour coded with bright orange for reception, blue for observation and red for acute conditions.

Beds, furniture and equipment will be installed over the next few weeks.