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Watford General Hospital

Watford General Hospital
Vicarage Road
Herts, WD18 0HB

Tel: 01923 244366

About Watford General Hospital

We have strict visiting restrictions in place to minimise the risk of visitors bringing infection into our hospitals and to minimise the risk of visitors becoming infected and transmitting the infection to the community.

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

The Urgent Treatment Centre at Watford General Hospital provides urgent care services for the local community.

If you need medical advice when the Urgent Treatment Centre is closed, please call 111. The NHS 111 service will help you get the treatment you need. In an emergency dial 999.

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.

Watford General Hospital is about a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre.


Main entrance to hospital
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

WH Smith, main entrance to Main Block.

Patients' lounge

The Patients' Lounge is situated by the main reception area on Level 2 of the main building.

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm.

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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