Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 236 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

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

89.47% 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)

101.02% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

94.06% 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)

100.97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

90%Patients recommend this hospital. 1189 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

88%Patients recommend this hospital. 185 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

63%staff recommend this hospital for care. 554 responses. 4553 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

54%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 554 responses. 4553 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 1338 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

Lovely staff, kind when I was scared

I went to my doctor this morning about a headache and he organised for me to go to the AUU at watford general. I was quite anxious as I d...

16 October 2017

no doctors in outpatients after blood

son collapsed in blood dept no doctors to see to him told to get cab home then call 999 to bring him to a e which was only 60-70 yards aw...

12 October 2017

A&E services

Wanted to say thank you to staff member at A&E care for good attentiveness and care. They took my mum today with her chronic desease and ...

12 October 2017

Nicholas's Surgery

I would like to congratulate Watford General Hospital team for looking after Nicholas .We waited for couple of hours till the Urology Sp...

11 October 2017

exalent a&e on the 6/10/17 in seen & out in under 1hr

I rung the 111 service around 9pm on the 6/10/17 for my wife who had been suffering from a chest infection that was affecting her back, t...

8 October 2017

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust