Watford General Hospital

01923 244366 Vicarage Road , Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB
http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 249 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

Requires Improvement
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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

93% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% 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

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

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

103% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1019 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

85%Patients recommend this hospital. 122 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

68%staff recommend this hospital for care. 712 responses. 4301 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

57%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 712 responses. 4301 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1100 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

Outstanding service.

Visited A&E on the night of 16 May 17, my 70 year old mum fell down the stairs. We just wanted to say thank you to the outstanding s...

18 May 2017

A&E last night Saturday 14th May

We ended up last night until mid morning today in A&E. We would like to say thank you to the fantastic staff at Watford General fo...

14 May 2017

A&E last night Saturday 14th May

We ended up last night until mid morning today in A&E. We would like to say thank you to the fantastic staff at Watford General fo...

14 May 2017

Excellent treatment at A&E

After arriving by ambulance at hospital I was seen to straight away by helpful considerate and efficient staff.I was feeling very poorly ...

14 May 2017

Sarrat Ward

I want to say a huge Thank you to all the staff and Dr's on Sarratt ward, my mum Nora Barton was admitted to this ward on the 8th April 2...

11 May 2017

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust