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 121 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)

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of non registered nurse day 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 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 non registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

108% 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

78 from 556 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

76 from 333 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher thye 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

after bad experience at wgh i was reluctant to go back but

after a previous ectopic in 2006 where i heard my babys heart beat and got a scan before i had to had to have op which was torture(i was ...

28 July 2014

Safari Day Ward

I would just like to thank all of the staff on the Safari Day Ward for their help and care when my son was in as a day patient for an op ...

23 July 2014

9 week wait for ECG & 10 min appt with a Nursing Specialist

I was first referred to the Rapid Access Chest Pain inc exercise ECG unit in mid-May but only got called when my GP requested the appt ag...

22 July 2014

Care of 16 year old for bowel operation in Langley Ward

Our daughter was admitted to the hospital with suspected appendicitis. After an ultrasound and CT scan it became clear that it was someth...

22 July 2014

Dreadful hospital

A&E is has really long waiting. Parking is difficult and extremely expensive, Building is really dirty and looks as if the who hos...

22 July 2014

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust