Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 258 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

Requires Improvement
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% 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)

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

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

97% 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

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 673 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 33 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

67%staff recommend this hospital for care. 716 responses. 4367 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

58%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 716 responses. 4367 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 631 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

Unable to get through to the ward

I have tried to get through to the ward many times but the phone never gets picked up. When it was eventually picked up the member of sta...

19 March 2017

A & E Watford General, Herts. Broken Wrist

I attended A&E at Watford General with a suspected broken wrist. From the very first contact with the receptionist (greeted with a smile...

17 March 2017

Excellent service from Cleves Ward

My father was in Cleves ward for about a week until he unfortunately passed away. We were extremely impressed with Cleves ward. The ward...

9 March 2017

Visit to A & E

Having had a sleepless night with pains in my left shoulder. I went to a & e hoping that the source of the pain would be identified and t...

9 March 2017

second experience of exceptional care at the MaxillaryFacial

Today I attended the Maxillary Facial Dept at Watford General Hospital for a tongue biopsy following my initial visit last week. Yet agai...

8 March 2017

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust