West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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

5 out of 5 stars

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Overview

News:

  • Shorter waiting times and planned expansion for emergency patients
  • West Herts recognised again for improving hip fracture mortality rates
  • Health professionals give back to Watford Hospital
Picture of Kaite Fisher, Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

A guide to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The Trust manages three hospitals: Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. It provides general healthcare and some specialist services and has close links with specialist hospitals such as Harefield.

The Trust is proud of its control of hospital acquired infections and is free of infection at its elective centre. With one of the safest maternity services in the country, we remain patient-led, understand patients’ needs and expectations, and have strong partnerships with neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and voluntary groups.

We are applying to be a Foundation Trust.

Latest news

Shorter waiting times and planned expansion for emergency patients

Christmas has come early for hard-working A&E staff who are gearing up with their plans to spend a £1m windfall announced yesterday by the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt MP.

The money – given for improvements to be made ahead of this winter – is the second reason for celebration at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The emergency team is currently enjoying praise from regulators, Trust bosses and local politicians for its impressive turnaround in waiting times for emergency patients. And with money for improvements to withstand the pressures that winter brings, there is a real spring in the step of staff whose roles are among the hardest in the NHS.

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Last updated on 22 June 2017.

West Herts recognised again for improving hip fracture mortality rates

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been named winner of the Patient Safety category in the 2016 NHS Innovation Competition. The event is organised by Heath Enterprise East (HEE), a leading NHS innovation hub and was held on 9 June.

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Last updated on 05 July 2016.

Health professionals give back to Watford Hospital

On the weekend of 2-3 July 15th, doctors and nurses from Watford Hospital will be climbing the three peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - in a blistering 24 hour challenge.

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Last updated on 05 July 2016.

Listening into Action…Next steps

Following the first year of the Listening into Action programme, further work is now underway to ensure its principles are firmly embedded in the ethos of our trust.

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Last updated on 05 July 2016.

New Chief Executive appointed for West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

Picture of Katie Fisher, New Chief Executive appointed for West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

New Chief Executive appointed for West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Katie Fisher. Katie will be joining us from the beginning of July from the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

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Last updated on 05 July 2016.

New Chair Announced for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Picture of Steve Barnett, new Chair of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Professor Steve Barnett as Chair of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust with effect from 9 November 2015. At that juncture he will take over from Mahdi Hasan, who is retiring after two and a half years of dedicated service as Chair and, previously, seven years as a Non-Executive Director.

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Last updated on 19 November 2015.

Safe Staffing

Nurse Staffing levels at Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans Hospitals.

From June 2014 it has become a national requirement for all hospitals to publish information about nurse staffing levels on wards.

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

Please click on the link below to see the levels of nursing staff within our hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

View safe staffing levels for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Last updated on 11 June 2014.

Hospitals appoints new Non-Executive Director

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Cartwright as a Non-Executive Director of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (which manages Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals). more

Last updated on 10 June 2014.

Latest reviews of this trust

Endoscopy Unit - Positive Patient Experiance

I was referred by my GP to the Department of General Surgery for investigation and seen on 23 June 17. On arrival at Watford General Hos...

18 July 2017

Sunday staff were wonderful

My husband was taken to hospital on Sunday the 7th of May at midday He had fallen in the garden and was badly injured. He is on dialysis...

9 May 2017

Fantastic care throughout my stay

I recently had a full knee replacement operation. From the time I arrived until the moment I left for home I was made to feel cared for....

17 April 2017

Excellent care

I visted for a check up and every staff member treated me with dignity & respect at every stage. The speed of diagnosis & biopsy ...

15 March 2017

Rapid Assessment Review

I was very nervous but the amazing staff kept my nerves under control. Each person I interacted with was kind an comforting. They kept m...

28 February 2017

Quality of service at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 29 June 2017.

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