Watford Hospital Guide

Watford General Hospital is a 521-bed acute District General Hospital situated on Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire. Watford General Hospital is a 521-bed acute District General Hospital situated on Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire and is split between 3 sites: Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead.

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 70,000 outpatient appointments. It has 40 beds and 6 theatres.

The surgical department boasts 14 General Surgery Consultants, 16 Orthopaedic consultants and 4 Urology consultants. There is a weekly bleep-free (and catered) surgical programme for juniors on Thursdays.

A state-of-the-art simulation suite costing £300,000 has just been opened at Watford general Hospital. The suite replicates an acute care environment and provides realistic training by enabling staff to take part in simulated scenarios, and includes a fully functional “Sim Man” with which all junior doctors complete mandatory simulation training.