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Travelling to Our Hospitals

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Planning Your Journey

Detailed information regarding all visitor areas of Trust site buildings.

The information focuses on the visitor journey and provides details of the access and facilities provided, highlighting anything that may cause a barrier for visitors.

» View access information for hospital sites within West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Parking Arrangements over Christmas and the New Year 2011/12

Parking arrangement at the Trust's hospital sites over the Christmas and New Year Period for 2011/12.

» View parking arrangements

Patients, visitors and staff are welcome to use the services of an inter-site bus to travel between our three hospitals, Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. Buses run at various times from 06.30am to 20.45pm.

Please note on some buses priority is given to staff. Please view the timetable below for details of bus times where staff have priority.

Please note as from 1 August 2013 there will be a charge of 2.00 per journey for staff, patients and carers who use our inter-site transport service. Tickets can be purchased from car parking pay and display machines on any hospital site. Please buy tickets before boarding a bus. They can be bought separately or in bulk and are valid for five days from the date of purchase. Tickets are collected on entry to the bus and receipts can be given to passengers who are entitled to claim back their fares.

Staff who use the bus service during the day as part of their job can claim fares back via the usual staff claims system.

» New inter-site minibus timetable - valid from April 2014

Patients are asked to show their appointment letter or tell the driver the ward/ department they are visiting. Clear bus stop signs are on each hospital site and further information regarding the bus services is available at each hospital main reception. Patients who are entitled to reimbursement of their fares can do so by visiting the Trust’s Patient Affairs Department located in Main Reception at Watford General Hospital. The opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm. Any queries regarding the new Inter-site Transport arrangements, please contact the Facilities department on 01923 217812

» View the maps of our hospital sites via the Our Hospitals web page to see where and when you can catch the inter-site bus.

Further Travel Information:

» Arriva Buses

» London Midland Trains - Information about train services to Watford and Hemel Hempstead (London Euston to Northampton) and St Albans Abbey to Watford

» Southern Trains - Information about train services between South Croydon and Milton Keynes which include Watford and Hemel Hempstead

» First Capital Connect - Information about train services to St Albans

» Intalink for Hertfordshire travel information

» Traveline - Public Transport Information

» Herts County Council Public Transport

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