Furness General Hospital

Telephone: 01229 870870
Address: Dalton Lane, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF
Website: http://www.mbht.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 56 ratings for this hospital


“We will be the best – giving excellent compassionate care to the people of Morecambe Bay.”

Furness General Hospital is operated by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust - which provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services for around 350,000 people across North Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

The Trust operates from three main hospital sites - Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital in Barrow and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal - serving a population spread across an area of over 1,000 square miles. It is also responsible for outpatient services at Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe.

Each of its hospitals is staffed by highly committed teams of doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and support workers, delivering a range of general hospital services and striving to give excellent, compassionate care to the people of Morecambe Bay.

Furness General Hospital provides emergency and planned care services, including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, and day case and inpatient surgery.  Key departments and units include a 24 hour Emergency Department, Outpatients Department, a comprehensive range of elective and non-elective medical and surgical inpatient services, Oncology Unit, Breast Screening Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Day Case Unit, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), Patient Progression Unit, Maternity Unit and Special Care Baby Unit.

There is also a sub-regional service for upper gastro-intestinal surgery; diagnostic services, including Pathology, Radiology and Endoscopy; and allied health services departments, such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Pharmacy services.

For more information please visit: http://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/hospitals/furness-general-hospital/

You can join our Trust as a public member, more information available at: http://www.mbht.nhs.uk/trust/.


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Furness General Hospital

Tel: 01229 870870

Address: Dalton Lane, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF

Website: http://www.mbht.nhs.uk

Email: trusthq@mbht.nhs.uk

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Latest reviews of this hospital

Nothing to complain about

I recently attended FGH after being referred by my Doctors. At first I was sent to the eye hospital to have various tests. The staff, rec...

19 April 2014

Came out worse than I went in

Recently I was in A&E with a suspected blood clot in my leg, the nurse that saw me didn't even know that I was a Type One Diabetic. H...

11 April 2014

ENT Dept

Had an appointment at the ENT dept for my 3yr old, extremely ignorant and uncooperative and after complaining had a second appointment a ...

10 April 2014

Excellent Care

I attended A & E on the morning of 5 April 2014 with severe neck pains. I live in Guernsey but was on a long weekend walking holiday ...

10 April 2014

Oh dear!

I attended this hospital to have an FNA procedure on a thyroid nodule. The doctor was very pleasant but did not seem experienced in this ...

3 April 2014

Quality of service at Furness General Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

75 from 325 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

50 from 149 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 9.11

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Worse than average (0.03 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Poor - Some alerts not signed off after deadline

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Last updated on 14 August 2012.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust