Parking is free for Parents of babies on the neonatal Unit – please ask on the unit for details how to obtain free parking.
Parents or guardians of children or young persons under the age of 18 years who are admitted as an inpatient overnight. They will receive free parking between the hours of 7.30 pm and 8 am while visiting their child. Maximum of two vehicles
The unit is located on Level 3 of the Maternity Unit at Watford General Hospital, adjacent to Delivery Suite.
The unit at Watford General Hospital is a Level 2 neonatal unit providing care for infants born from 28 weeks gestation who require high dependency care, short-term intensive care and special care to premature and sick infants.
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The purpose of the Children’s Ward at Watford is to provide children and young people in West Hertfordshire overnight hospital care in an appropriate environment.
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The purpose of the Children’s Day Unit at Watford is to provide children and young people in West Hertfordshire planned hospital care in an appropriate environment, which does not require an overnight stay. The type of care provided includes:
The aim of the Outpatient service is to offer children in West Hertfordshire a high quality outpatient service in a child friendly environment. The service is open to any child whose referral is accepted, and we see all children within thirteen weeks of referral. Parents / Carers will be given as much choice as possible about the date and time of their child’s appointment. Patients will be seen in order of referral, unless there is a clinical need to see them earlier.
The Children’s Emergency Department is a dedicated unit just for children, where they can be assessed and treated in a safe and friendly environment. The unit is managed and run by a team of emergency doctors and children’s doctors & nurses working in partnership, to provide the very best care for your child.
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