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 123 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 national standards

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% 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)

99% 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)

101% 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

1.69% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

6.09% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

67 from 708 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

52 from 186 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

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

Latest reviews of this hospital

admittance to AAU from A/E

Please pass on our thanks to the staff in A & E when my husband presented suffering from chest pains. We were dealt with kindly and...

1 September 2014

Emergency admission for fractured hip 26.08.2014

When I fell over and broke my hip last Tuesday at the age of 54, I was dreading going to Watford hospital as three years ago I had suffer...

31 August 2014

An amazing improvement

After having a couple of bad experiences with both my parents being treated at Watford General a few years ago, I felt that I must now sa...

19 August 2014

Surprisingly impressed

Emergency admission and surgery. Throughout my stay all staff I came into contact with: Ambulance crew, physicians, surgeons, nurses, anc...

14 August 2014

ACU DVT Clinic

I was sent by my GP on Thursday morning with a possible DVT, i was sent to ACU with the warning "you will be there most of the day" so I ...

1 August 2014

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust