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 171 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)

92% 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)

96% 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)

99% 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)

99% 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

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 853 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

84%Patients recommend this hospital. 204 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

63%staff recommend this hospital for care. 800 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

54%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 800 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

Consultants unsure what to do, nurses don't listen

I went in to have a managed miscarriage at 18.5 weeks as my baby's heart had stopped beating. Due to a previous c section they were worry...

16 May 2015

Colonoscopy

Had a colonoscopy this morning staff lovely, informative, swift only slight sensation back for tea and sandwich. It a shame the hospital...

16 May 2015

Treatment onTIA clinic -stroke prevention

Extraordinary care time and attention from the lovely doctor in the stroke prevention clinic who I had also seen at a and e The care, t...

13 May 2015

A very big thank you to all the Langley ward staff.

Having just spent3 nights in the ward, I feel that the staff need to be given a medal of honour. I am not the best person for sitting/l...

9 May 2015

De La Mare Ward a place where time stands still

They ask you to tell of your experience of staying in hospitial to help care for the next patient l think puting a x in a box is not tel...

8 May 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust