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 minute walk from the town centre.

Watford General Hospital
Department Units at A&E

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

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

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) – Open 8am to 2am every day

Watford General Hospital
Treatment Pathway (NHS trust)

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

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

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

Multi-storey Car Parking

Car park, multistorey, Watford hospital,
Watford Hospital Multistorey Car Park (image Watford Media)

A new car park has been built which can be accessed via the new ‘Thomas Sawyer Way’ opened 2016, adds more routes in and out of the hospital.