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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Grading:  - Requires Improvement

This was the second comprehensive inspection of the trust the first taking place in April and May 2015. It was rated as inadequate overall and went into special measures in September 2015.

Part of the inspection was announced taking place between 6 and 9 September 2016 during which time Watford Hospital, St Albans Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital were all inspected. Unannounced inspections were undertaken of Watford Hospital and Hemel Hempstead on the 19 September 2016.

Overall, we rated West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as requires improvement. The key questions for safe, efective, responsive and well led were all rated as requires improvement and caring was rated as good.