West Herts Hospital NHS Trust fully reopens 'minors' department at Watford Hospital

The 'minors' department in Watford General Hospital A&E has fully reopened

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 9:26 am
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 9:31 am

West Hertfordshire NHS Trust have reinstated 24 hour opening access to the 'minors' department in Watford General Hospital A&E which sees adult patients with minor injuries.

As part of the Trust's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the department had temporarily stopped taking patients with minor injuries during daytime hours, 8am to 8pm, from Friday, April 10.

Patients needing help during those hours were instead directed to Hemel Hempstead UTC.

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The ‘minors’ department was still seeing patients with minor injuries out of hours, 8pm to 8am, and was accepting patients with minor illnesses at all hours.

The children's emergency department has also remained open at all times.

Although the COVID-19 response is still ongoing, the trust and CCG are working closely together on plans for a safe resumption of some services and restoration of all urgent care

services at Watford General Hospital is part of that.

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