Watford General Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 155 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)

95% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

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

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

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

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

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

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% 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. 1057 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 272 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

63% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 800 responses. 4257 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

54% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 800 responses. 4257 staff work at this trust.

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

Latest reviews of this hospital

Flaunden Ward Feb 2015

My father is currently on Flaunden ward following emergency bowel surgery. Having come from intensive care where the nursing care was exc...

26 February 2015

A&E

I took my friend to a&e, because she had no help from her doctors and was suffering with a very painful leg. Found the receptionist t...

25 February 2015

Emergency admission for ruptured achilles tendon

My son (22 yrs) ruptured his achilles around 1am on a Saturday (running to his car). He went to A&E and after a long wait (as you wo...

25 February 2015

Hospital feedback

on 11th of February i went in for a operation in Elisabeth ward after waiting all morning. I have PD and i was made to walk all the way...

25 February 2015

Excellent Care of my Father

My father was admitted to Watford General Hospital before Christmas suffering with Pneumonia. Almost without exception the staff were car...

20 February 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust