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 151 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)

97% 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)

95% 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)

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1152 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 272 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

Exactly what dealing with the public should be

I was brought into the emergency department after a fall down some stairs after drinking with my friends that lead to a short loss of con...

1 February 2015

Septoplasty surgery Monday 26 January

Booking in was a bit unprofessional, a group of nurses were working/talking/standing and I introduced myself. I was given a sticker & to...

31 January 2015

First Class treatment and care on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we took our 4 year old daughter to A&E with breathing difficulties at around 8am. From the moment we entered the ho...

22 January 2015

Dental extractions

I cannot fault the care I received at Watford General . I had wisdoms teeth taken out today. The staff were excellent , caring, profess...

21 January 2015

Inadequate Care

My father was admitted to Gade Ward in April 2014 for investigations to discover the causes of his widespread chest and back pain. Two we...

21 January 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust