Watford General Hospital

01923 244366 Vicarage Road , Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 212 ratings for this hospital


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.

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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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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

52%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 666 responses. 4716 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 3264 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1911 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 121 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

62%staff recommend this hospital for care. 666 responses. 4716 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

First experience to AAU

Getting a nasty flu, my entire body was shivering and painful and I could hardly stand for long I decided to go to doctor when I couldn’t...

8 December 2018

A&E visit for chest pain

I was brought in by ambulance with chest pains. Turned out not to be heart attack, but was taken very seriously by staff, various tests a...

20 November 2018

Out of hours GP Services

My wife phoned 111 after she thought that a previous recent operation had caused an infection in her knee (operation not at Watford). 111...

20 November 2018

Pacemaker service - cannot be bettered

I need to express my thanks following my recent experience at the Cardiac Unit recently. All staff - reception, orderlies, cleaners, nur...

9 November 2018

Diabetic clinic

On arriving this morning for my appointment I was told that I had cancelled it. I had called a few months ago to try and change to anothe...

7 November 2018

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust