Watford General Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 138 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)

98% 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)

92% 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

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

86%Patients recommend this hospital. 1337 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 175 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

63% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 800 responses. 4257 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

54% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 800 responses. 4257 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Poor service

My 3 year daughter was referred to this department by an optometrist. Following her initial appointment we were told that she will need t...

15 December 2014

Cardiac care in Watford and Hammersmith Hospitals

I have just returned home after 2 weeks in Hospitals in Watford and Hammersmith. I would like to show my admiration for the nurses in bo...

8 December 2014

terrible

Had a terrible experience having inhaled something toxic , I turned up there on a monday about 5 oclock was pretty quite , waited in a c...

24 November 2014

Cruel joke

I waited 9 mths for my appointment, only to be told in my appointment that after 25 years of paying into the system and taking nothing o...

24 November 2014

Getting through on the telephone is impossible

I have had to reschedule appointments on a number of occasions due to my son having exams or illness and the only time I was able to get ...

7 November 2014

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust