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‘Minors’ at Watford General Hospital fully reopens

As of 6 May we have reinstated 24 hour opening across our 'minors' department in Watford General Hospital A&E which sees adult patients with minor injuries.

As part of West Herts Hospitals NHS 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 10 April. Patients needing help during those hours were instead directed to Hemel Hempstead UTC.

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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