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Stand down of incident in Womenís and Childrenís building, Watford General Hospital

Posted: 26 January 2023

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Police and fire emergency responders have formally stood down the incident which occurred in the Womenís and Childrenís building at Watford General Hospital today.

We apologise to all our patients and visitors for any disruption they have experienced today. Our midwifery, maternity, paediatric and ophthalmology services are running as usual.

We would like to sincerely thank Herts Constabulary and Herts Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt actions which supported our response.

Thanks also to all our teams including the emergency department, midwifery, paediatrics, ophthalmology, surgery and environment division who supported our services during the incident.


  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: For out of hours media enquiries please call the Watford General Hospital switchboard on 01923 244366 and ask for the on call communications manager.
  2. West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals; Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust has a catchment area of over 500,000 people and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.
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