West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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

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  • Prestigious award for 'first in country team' who revolutionised Covid care

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust manages three hospitals: Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. It provides general healthcare, some specialist services and has close links with specialist hospitals such as Harefield.

It recently achieved 'teaching hospital' status and you can read more here.

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Prestigious award for 'first in country team' who revolutionised Covid care

Photo of Respiratory Team

The British Medical Journal has crowned clinicians from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) with the prestigious title of Respiratory Team of The Year.

The award recognises the team’s immediate and innovative response to the pandemic. Anticipating a massive increase in admissions, two of the trust’s leading respiratory consultants, Dr Matthew Knight and Dr Andy Barlow, started work on plans to care for Covid patients in their own homes.

Colleagues from other specialties came on board quickly, as did staff from NHS organisations who provide community care, and within a few weeks the UK’s first virtual Covid hospital was born.

This new model meant that patients could be discharged more quickly from hospital or could avoid admission altogether. The results were that patients could recover in the comfort of their own homes and that hospital beds were freed up for very seriously unwell patients who really needed to be admitted.

Read more here.

 

 

Last updated on 03 November 2021.

Last updated on 17 May 2022.

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