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Watford General Hospital

Watford General Hospital

About Watford General Hospital in Hertfordshire

Watford General Hospital is at the heart of the Trust’s acute emergency services – the core location for inpatient emergency care, and for all patients who need the specialist emergency facilities (such as intensive care) of a major district general hospital.

Watford General Hospital is about a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre.

For drivers, access to Watford General Hospital has changed. A new road ‘Thomas Sawyer Way’ which opened in November 2016, gives more routes in and out of the hospital.

It also provides elective care for higher risk patients together with a full range of outpatient and diagnostic services.

There are approximately 600 beds and nine theatres (including one local theatre).

The Trust’s maternity service is amongst the largest in south-east England with 6000 deliveries per annum.

But those in other towns are crying out for a NEW hospital in there herts area.

A published Strategic case details why it is rejecting plans to create a new build hospital on greeenbelt land in favour of concentrating on renovating Watford Hospital.

Patients fear that their hopes for a brand new hospital for West Herts may have been already signed away, because of a deal agreed with housing developers in Watford.

When covid gets high then strict visiting restrictions in place to minimise the risk of visitors bringing infection into our hospitals and to minimise the risk of visitors becoming infected and transmitting the infection to the community.

Urgent Treatment Centre – Open 8am to 2am every day

The Urgent Treatment Centre at Watford General Hospital provides urgent care services for the local community.

If you need medical advice when the Urgent Treatment Centre is closed, please call 111. The NHS 111 service will help you get the treatment you need. In an emergency dial 999.

Patients’ lounge

The Patients’ Lounge is situated by the main reception area on Level 2 of the main building.

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm.

Telephone: 01923 217039

Shrodells unit – Maternity Unit – A&E

Shrodells unit - Maternity Unit - A&E
Watford General Hospital
Vicarage Road
Herts, WD18 0HB
Tel: 01923 244 366
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