Watford General Hospital

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 211 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

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

82% 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)

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

93% 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% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

54staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 684 responses. 4687 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 3499 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1058 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 33 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

58staff recommend this hospital for care. 684 responses. 4687 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

against all odds

Came in today in ambulance,with a friend suffering from Parkinsons,who had fallen and fractured his hip. I cannot believe the problems f...

14 May 2018

Consultant & the Rheumatology team

I'd like to pass on my sincere thanks to the consultant for his expert attention and successful treatment of my arthritis, and getting me...

13 May 2018

First Class Paediatric A&E Starfish Ward and Diabetes Team

From a grateful Grandmother i just can not thank youl enough for your excellent care from each and every one of you i/we came into conta...

10 May 2018

Thank you outpatient blood clinic starfish ward

I went to starfish ward with my 3 year old daughter for a blood test. I was dreading going as she had developed considerable anxiety arou...

6 May 2018

Hope I never have to return (as a patient).

As I say "I hope I never have to return, (as a patient)". Not because the nurses were the most kindest people I have ever me...

2 May 2018

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Last updated on 11 August 2011.

Information supplied by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust