Watford General Hospital: critical incident over oxygen equipment brought to a close

PUBLISHED: 19:10 04 April 2020 | UPDATED: 06:14 06 April 2020

People are told not to attend Watford General Hospital, even in an emergency, after a critical incident was declared. Picture: Danny Loo.

People are told not to attend Watford General Hospital, even in an emergency, after a critical incident was declared. Picture: Danny Loo.

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A critical incident regarding oxygen equipment at Watford General Hospital was brought to a close late on Saturday night.

This means that patients can attend Watford General Hospital as usual and that ambulances can bring patients to Watford General instead of to neighbouring hospitals.

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The issues experienced Saturday have been resolved and a safe level of oxygen was maintained throughout the duration of the incident.

The trust is grateful to neighbouring hospitals and to the ambulance service and the police for their support.

Deputy chief executive Helen Brown said: “We know that our NHS colleagues and the police are exceptionally busy at the moment, but this didn’t stop them stepping in to help. They were quick to respond and together – as one team – we kept our site and our patients safe.”


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