Watford General Hospital

District General Hospital | Watford, United Kingdom

Hospital description

Since March 2009 when emergency services centralised at Watford General Hospital, Watford has been the main acute hospital in west Hertfordshire. The specialist emergency service at Watford now includes a newly expanded A&E Department, a new 120-bed Acute Admissions Unit, a state-of-the-art 19-bed Intensive Care Unit, and a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department. Watford also offers a comprehensive range of specialist and general services, including one of the safest maternity services in the country, outpatients, specialist wards and sexual health clinics.

The hospital has a 120-bed emergency building, which 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.

The hospital has a solid 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.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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