Watford General Hospital
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. 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).
Watford is also the focus of the Trust's Women's and Children's services, including neonatal care. In 2011/12 the Trust increased capacity on the Watford site with a new Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and an eighteen bed 'surge' ward.
The Trust's maternity service is amongst the largest in south-east England, with almost 6000 deliveries per annum. A £750k investment in maternity services has delivered an increase in capacity, with a new six bedded transitional care unit (step up and down from the Special Care Baby Unit) for mothers and babies; three extra delivery beds; two antenatal beds; and four additional triage beds.
Watford General Hospital is about a 15 minute walk from the town centre.
01923 244 366
» See also: Travelling to Watford General Hospital
Hemel Hempstead Hospital
Hemel Hempstead Hospital has a 24/7 urgent care centre and offers other local healthcare facilities such as diagnostic services, including MRI and cold pathology, and an outpatient service that sees in excess of 100,00 patients per year. In addition it provides twelve stroke rehabilitation beds.
Hertfordshire Community Trust also operates intermediate care beds on site.
Hemel Hempstead Hospital is situated on Hillfield Road in Hemel Hempstead town centre, minutes from the main bus station.
01442 213 141
» See also: Travelling to Hemel Hempstead Hospital
St Albans City Hospital
St Albans City Hospital is the Trust's elective care centre. It provides a wide range of elective care (both inpatient low risk surgery and day-case) and a wide range of outpatient and diagnostic services with in excess of 70,000 outpatient appointments. It has forty beds and six theatres (including one procedure room for ophthalmology) and a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), open every day of the week from 9am to 8pm.
The Breast Care Unit was formed in 2005 from the centralisation of breast services across west Hertfordshire. The unit sees and investigates around 3000 new patients per year.
01727 866 122
» See also: Travelling to St Albans City Hospital