Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 240 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

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

91% 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)

105% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% 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

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

102% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% 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

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1459 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

61%staff recommend this hospital for care. 874 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

58%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 874 responses

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 4052 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

Couldn't have asked for better treatment. Great team.

Finally getting round to writing the review the paediatric A and E team deserve, despite visiting months ago! My 18 month old daughte...

4 February 2016

Thank goodness for the NHS

Admitted to A and E on Wednesday, transferred to AAU unit on Thursday, an then to Letchmore word for 2 nights. Only frustration came in n...

1 February 2016

Excellent care in Endoscopy Unit

This morning I had an appointment in the Endoscopy Unit and I have to say after all the negative news recently surrounding Watford Hospit...

30 January 2016

worst experience

I visited the a&e department , and was extremely un impressed and I wouldn't be going back there ever! Worst hospital

28 January 2016

Sent by GP

I was sent by GP for same day tests for chest pains. The hospital staff were courteous, helpful, explained everything about the tests I w...

22 January 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust