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Services we offer

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services run over three sites: Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

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.

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 100,000 outpatient appointments.

Hemel Hempstead Hospital offers other local healthcare facilities such as diagnostic services, including MRI and cold pathology, as well as an outpatient service that sees in excess of 100,000 patients per year.


Clinical services

The Trust provides services which are commissioned by our local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Herts Valleys CCG, and other neighbouring CCGs

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Non-clinical services

The Trust has a number of non-clinical services such as clinical informatics and corporate services like finance, human resources and estates management. These departments cover all three of our sites.


Other useful links

Patient information leaflets an A-Z list of leaflets about our wards, clinics and procedures.

Our consultants

Parking at our sites

Other services for which the Trust is entitled to charge

The Trust is able to charge costs for other services. We provide occupational health and acute therapy services for private companies within our catchment area.

A further source of revenue is the charge we make for providing patientsí health records to insurance companies and solicitors.

Overseas visitors

In addition, we charge for health services to non UK residents and visitors from overseas. See here for further information.


Corporate communications & media releases

Our Communications Department is responsible for a number of services to our catchment population, from media communications to patient information.

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