Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 218 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

53%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 643 responses. 4721 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 3265 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 1567 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 154 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

57%staff recommend this hospital for care. 643 responses. 4721 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

An amazing service that was second to none!!

I would just like to take the time to say a massive thank you for the excellent care and treatment I received at Watford Maternity servic...

16 October 2018

18 months old hypospadia operation

I’m so very pleased with the care provided to my son. He went for a complex hypospadia repair which other opinions also told us it would...

16 October 2018

CT scan

I went for a CT scan at Watford General hospital today. I wanted to leave a review as I was so impressed from the very beginning of my vi...

15 October 2018

Day Surgery

Staff were very good.The day ward is cramped and outdated.

15 October 2018

Poor care

I was referred to the urgent eye clinic by my optician (Boots) who gave me a letter to take to A and E on 4th Sept. I could not blink/clo...

9 October 2018

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust