West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 ratings for this trust

Overview

News:

  • West Herts recognised again for improving hip fracture mortality rates
  • Health professionals give back to Watford Hospital
  • Listening into Action…Next steps
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

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.

Read the press statement

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

Nuclear Medicine Hemel Hempstead

I would just like to say a big thank you to the two members of staff who looked after me during my bone scan yesterday. They both spent ...

9 April 2016

breast clinic experience

I felt i had to write and say what an amazing experience my daughter had at the breast clinic yesterday. In her own words," I went t...

8 March 2016

Excellent care

I attended the Out of Hours GP service at Watford General at the weekend with a severe cough and chest pains. The GP referred me straigh...

10 January 2016

Hip Fracture; A&E Dept and Cleves Ward

My elderly father suffered a catastrophic fall at home resulting in a hip fracture in November last year. The care he received, both on ...

25 September 2015

Disgraceful treatment of elderly patients, including my 81yr

Watford General failed to follow a proper discharge process (twice) the first of which resulted with a broken hip within 5mins of getting...

10 August 2015

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 05 July 2016.

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