Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 255 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)

92% 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)

109% 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)

109% 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

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 976 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 166 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

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 2592 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

Fantastic treatment

I went to a&e this morning after the pain from an early miscarriage became too much to handle at home. I arrived early in the morning aft...

29 May 2016

waited 7 hrs with my 77 yr old Mother.

Waited 7 hrs for my 77yr old Mother to finally be given a bed. Got home myself at 2.30 in the morning after settling my mother only to re...

14 May 2016

Praise were praise is due

I feel not enough people let you know when you have done things correct . Only bad things. My mother who lives in StAlbans had a fall she...

11 May 2016

Rude staff!

I woke up with a terrible neck spasm. I couldn't move at all I couldn't get up or anything I was in so much pain I felt like my head was ...

8 May 2016

Cardiology

I was sent to this dept at watford general hospital almost 4 weeks ago. My doctor was concerned about my bresthing problem and irregular ...

5 May 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust