Clinical Services

Physiotherapy Services – Watford General Hospital

Outpatient Physiotherapy

The Outpatient Physiotherapy Department is now located in Abbots Langley. The address is the following:

Outpatient Physiotherapy
West Hertfordshire Therapy Unit
Jacketts Field
Abbots Langley
Herts
WD5 0PA
Tel: (01923) 378130

There is also a Trust-wide move to phase out the use of all fax machines so from Monday 21st August, all referrals will need to be sent by post or to the above WHHT email address.

If you have any questions about our relocation, please contact Smita Ganatra (smita.ganatra@whht.nhs.uk), Nadia Perez (nadia.perez@whht.nhs.uk), or Andy Smith (andrew.smith@whht.nhs.uk)

Getting to the new outpatient physiotherapy location

By Car (Parking is within the grounds of the Unit):


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From Watford town centre, follow Hempstead Road towards the A41. Turn right onto Courtlands Drive. Continue along Aerodrome Way and Langley Lane going past Warner Bros. Studios on your left towards Abbots Langley. Continue straight on to Tibbs Hill Road and Jacketts Field is 250yds on the right.

From the A41, take the exit for the A405 and turn on to High Road. Take the first exit at the mini-roundabout onto Ashfields and then turn right at the traffic lights towards Warner Bros. Studios. Continue along Aerodrome Way and Langley Lane going past Warner Bros. Studios on your left towards Abbots Langley. Continue straight on to Tibbs Hill Road and Jacketts Field is 250yds on the right.

From the M1, exit at Junction 6 onto the A405 towards M25 (St. Albans). Keep left and take the left turn onto Chequers Lane. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto College Road. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Tibbs Hill Road and Jacketts Field is 250yds on the right.

By Bus:

From Watford Town Centre, take the 8 or 320 to The Compasses Public House on Tibbs Hill Road. It is a 5-minute walk down Jacketts Field from there. Check the Arriva website for timetables www.arrivabus.co.uk


About the Service / Department

The physiotherapy In Patient team provides assessment and treatment to those relevant patients throughout the hospital. The service aims to rehabilitate and maximise the recovery of patients whose ability to mobilise and function has deteriorated. This includes the treatment of patients with respiratory, neurological and orthopaedics problems.

Location

The inpatient Physio department is located on Level 1 of the Princess Michael of Kent Wing (Main Block) at Watford General Hospital.

Service / Department specialties

The physiotherapy Inpatient service is available in the following specialities:

  • Stroke
  • Orthopaedics – Trauma & Elective
  • Medical wards (including short stay)
  • Surgical wards
  • ITU & HDU & CCU
  • Care of the Elderly
  • A&E (admission prevention) & RAU

The Outpatient Service specialises in spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal conditions and women's health issues.

Referrals / Appointments

The service is provided to patients that are admitted to the hospital. Referrals will be made by staff on the wards i.e. doctors and nurses.

GPs refer in through the 'Direct Open Access Service' using the appropriate referral form.

Consultants refer in completing the yellow referral card

Service / Department contact details

01923 378130 for both Inpatient and Outpatient queries

See Also

Physiotherapy Inpatient Service – Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Contacting the Trust

Please contact the relevant Trust switchboard if you require further information or assistance:

Watford General Hospital switchboard: 01923 244366
Hemel Hempstead Hospital switchboard: 01442 213141
St Albans City Hospital switchboard: 01727 866122

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