Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 253 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. 1057 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 116 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. 2663 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

Children's A&E

Had to visit twice with my teenage son, over the last couple of weeks. On both occasions we were seen and treated very quickly. Staff wer...

20 June 2016

A+E

A volunteer was asking people how long have they been waiting. Some had just arrived. They should be asking how long they have been waiti...

18 June 2016

A+E ,ACU,AUU.

8 hours to get through A+E,A and ACU system I was finally admitted to AUU Green at 1900 hours.Extreme lack of sleep due to general ward ...

16 June 2016

A & E

Can't begin to express my gratitude to a nurse in Triage and the lovely doctor who saved me from monstrous pain due to abcess and infecti...

12 June 2016

A and E

I had to visit A and E today as I burnt myself,I was in and out in inder an hour,all the staff I encountered were polite and friendly iwa...

31 May 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust