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)

92% 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)

107% 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)

108% 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. 1090 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 130 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

61%staff recommend this hospital for care. 874 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

58%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 874 responses

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 3003 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

Stop Knocking the NHS

I haven't been to hospital for over 30 years but having to go to watford A&E over a busy Bank Holiday was not something I was looking...

3 May 2016

AAU impressed and grateful

I spent yesterday in the AAU having a heart condition checked out. Everybody I met was polite, attentive, and it was clear that my condit...

2 May 2016

Visit to Childrens' A&E department

My 7 year old son was referred to A&E after being diagnosed as being dehydrated. We arrived at approx. 7.15pm (straight from GP). When we...

17 April 2016

ESAU report

gp referral to esau - pleasant lounge and staff no bed space available in wards so staff put in much effort to find a bed which with ap...

17 April 2016

unsatisfactory non-treatment

only 1 toilet working and that had no lock working (improving as on last visit male loo was out of action) - unable to get water which i ...

12 April 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust