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 161 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)

94% 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)

100% 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)

100% 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

89%Patients recommend this hospital. 922 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

85%Patients recommend this hospital. 158 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

Next of kin for elderly stroke victim

Misdiagnosis in A&E delayed treatment, exposing patient to risk. A&E staff heavily overloaded, run off their feet. On transfer ...

15 April 2015

Hospital Feedback

I have been in and out of here 9 times in 14mnths now due to my illness ( copd) I cannot be cured just be made comfy,have now got 6 - 12 ...

12 April 2015

Unsatisfactory

This hospital has major problems from confusing directional signs, that could easily be rectified, along with difficulty obtaining suitab...

11 April 2015

Very impressed with Watford General

Mum went in as an emergency with a possible heart attack,but thankfully turned out to be something much less serious. From the off the pa...

2 April 2015

Baby unit

We have been 3 times to the baby unit each time waiting around over three hours, (Car park a rip off ) Had an appointment today to see t...

1 April 2015

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust