Watford General Hospital

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Watford General Hospital
Vicarage Road
Herts, WD18 0HB

Tel: 01923 244366

About Watford General Hospital

Accident and Emergency – Open 24 hours every day

Urgent Treatment Centre - Open 8am to 2am every day

In an emergency, dial 999. If you need medical advice but it is not an emergency, use the NHS 111 service by calling 111 or visiting NHS111. They will help you get the treatment you need and direct you to the most appropriate place. You can even avoid queues by booking an appointment time.

Watford General Hospital is 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 operating theatres.

Watford provides women's and children's services, including neonatal care.

The hospital is about a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre.

Travel, directions and parking

Contacting a ward or department at Watford General Hospital

Visiting a patient at Watford Hospital

  • Visiting hours for all inpatient wards are 2pm-8pm.

    Please view our visiting guidance before visiting our site.

Food and drink

  • The Dining Room restaurant is open everyday 7am - 8pm
  • The All Good Coffee Company, next to The Dining Room, is open every day 7am - 8pm
  • Peabodys Coffee shop, located in the outpatients waiting area (near the main reception area on level 2 of the main building), is open Monday to Friday 7am – 6pm

Patients' lounge

The patients' lounge is situated by the main reception area on Level 2 of the main building.

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm.

Telephone: 01923 217039

Infopoint free phone help points

Infopoint help points are free telephone kiosks which allow the user to make free calls for a taxi, travel information, general health advice, the Trust switchboard and Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS).

At Watford, these are situated at our main hospital entrance, A&E, AAU, Outpatients and Maternity departments.

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