Watford General Hospital

Telephone: 01923 244366
Address: Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB
Website: http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 200 ratings for this hospital

Overview

Picture of the Main Block at Watford General Hospital

Watford General Hospital is a large acute hospital offering first class emergency care, as well as providing a full range of other services, including maternity, outpatients, specialist wards and sexual health.  

Our 120-bed emergency building delivers fast assessment and diagnosis by a senior doctor and is supported by a state-of-the art Intensive Care Unit. Two catheterisation labs offer a treatment for heart attack patients that can significantly enhance their chances of survival.

We are proud of our children’s service, which offers a complete package of specialist care, including a large Children’s Emergency Department, staffed by specially trained children’s doctors and nurses. 

Watford General Hospital is about a 15 minute walk from the town centre.

Contact details, map and directions

Watford General Hospital

Tel: 01923 244366

Address: Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB

Website: http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk

Email: info@whht.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at Watford General Hospital

This hospital is managed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

94% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

107% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

99% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

103% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.67% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

6.41% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1184 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 340 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

63%staff recommend this hospital for care. 545 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

56%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 545 responses

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 3335 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

My husband was in AAU, The Blue Suite

My husband was admitted to the AAU the night before last with chest pains and I cannot fault the staff. He was brought through A&E within...

25 August 2015

Beautiful decorated waiting room and reception corridors for children to play...

Beautiful decorated waiting room and reception corridors for children to play in. After 2 months since 1st session and my 2 yr old son...

25 August 2015

Terrible lack of communication

Following 3 hours of waiting, had to discharge ourselves as we had no answer from staff having been admitted from A&E. Staff had no s...

23 August 2015

Seen a lot quicker than we expected

We arrived in A&E at around 20:20 on a Saturday night, and, to be honest, we prepared for a long wait. However, we were triaged in ju...

22 August 2015

The Patient Transport System

I am absolutely disgusted at the system for Patient Transport ! My fiance was admitted to Watford General Hospital as he was feeling head...

20 August 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust