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 189 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)

93% 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)

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

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

98% 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)

99% 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. 1296 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 345 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

58%staff recommend this hospital for care. 812 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

49%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 812 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

Thank you so much

I was taken ill with severe chest pains last Monday and was taken to Watford General by ambulance. The paramedics arrived within minutes...

1 July 2015

Sent away with no diagnosis

Four hours later, a&e dr will write to my gp for a scan but no diagnosis given, offered painkillers whilst there but never given them...

30 June 2015

Care from West Herts Ophthalmology team

I have been attending the ophthalmology clinics in St Albans and Watford for over 10 years and have nothing but praise and gratitude to t...

29 June 2015

General overview

I'm male/35 sitting in the green ward as I write this. I came in with chest and abdominal pain, A&E dealt with me efficiently I was throu...

27 June 2015

ACU & AAU Green

I have nothing but praise & respect for these remarkable people from Doctors, Nursing Staff, Special Units (CT scan etc), facilities,...

25 June 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust