Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 248 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

Inadequate
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% 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

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

106% 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)

104% 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. 1620 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

89%Patients recommend this hospital. 342 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

6868% staff recommend this hospital for care. 712 responses. 4301 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

5757% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 712 responses. 4301 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 2475 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

Childrens A&E

I visited A&E in the early hours with my wife and 9 month old daughter. My daughter had developed an unexplained rash and following ...

24 July 2016

My 9 month old daughter had a rash all over her body so I brought her into...

My 9 month old daughter had a rash all over her body so I brought her into accident & emergency with my husband at 1am In the morning. Us...

24 July 2016

A&E Department

When my son and I came into the A&E department. I must say that I was extremely pleased with the service. I found the doctors ands nu...

21 July 2016

medicaation & discharge

I was admitted to A & E with sepsis and having seen 2 doctors ,had blood taken etc was transfered to AAU Red Ward They were fantastic ...

18 July 2016

A&E visit

i live in stevenage but work in watford, i could have gone to a local hospital but because if pain and fear couldn't drive back home so g...

16 July 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust