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 136 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

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% 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)

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

Friends and Family Test : Inpatient

85%Patients who would recommend this hospital as a place to be treated. 1617 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

84%Patients recommend this hospital. 140 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

59% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 466 responses. 4293 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

52% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 466 responses. 4293 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

AA Dept Green

I have spent many hospital stays in the private sector over the years but this was my first experience at Watford General and I would lik...

22 October 2014

Accident and emergency at Watford General

Terrifying and third world . Total lack of leadership ,communication and process . No early assessment as to priority from medical staf...

16 October 2014

A stay on Cassio Ward

Nursing staff great. Tests provided. Insufficient collaboration with other consultants for whom care I was Under. Left hospital in a wor...

12 October 2014

Excelled my expectations Friday 19th September 2014

I was taken to Watford General Hospital after being assessed at Hemel.. I arrived at the emergency dept and quickly taken to a cubicle an...

9 October 2014

A CT scan visit in the Xray department

My wife, who has difficulty walking, was treated with great respect and the staff could not have been more helpful. We were both reqally ...

3 October 2014

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust