Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 248 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)

95% 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)

97% 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)

110% 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

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 1188 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 121 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

6868% staff recommend this hospital for care. 712 responses. 4301 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

5757% 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. 2049 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

discharge lounge

Just waited 4 hours for non appearing perscription totally unacceptable left with out it management needs kick up the backside

15 September 2016

Taking care of my son .

Would just like to say a massive thank you to all the staff in Resus AAU and emergency crash team that were on duty Tuesday 6th Septembe...

8 September 2016

Thank you to all the staff in Aau Ward

My husband has been having ongoing health problems for the past few weeks and we felt that no one would listen to him at his Gp. Unfortun...

7 September 2016

US scan

At 87 years of age I was very nervous that I would arrive with a full bladder, My appointment was for 11am on 7 September and in fact I ...

7 September 2016

EXCELLENT SERVICE

Admitted for AAA repair as a result of routine screening programme. From the referral to hospital by the screening team to hospital disc...

2 September 2016

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust