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 65 ratings for this hospital

Overview

“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/.

 

Contact details, map and directions

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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Quality of service at Furness General Hospital

Care Quality Commission Inspection Ratings

Requires Improvement
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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

107% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 381 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

83%Patients recommend this hospital. 328 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

70% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 98 responses. 5041 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

57% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 98 responses. 5041 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Patient safeguarding

My father went in to Furness General 11 weeks ago, after suffering a fall. He was found to have a broken wrist and lacerations . Since b...

24 November 2014

Day Ward.

Just to say Thank you to all the Doctors ,Nurses and the Staff who were involved in my care in the Day Ward at Furness General Hospital ,

23 November 2014

Hip Replacement

I am nearly 3 weeks post op hip replacement and cannot enthuse enough about the treatment and care received from the unit at Barrow, from...

29 October 2014

very efficient

I went to Furness General Hospital last week to get a blood sample taken. I sat in the drop in clinic no longer than 10 minutes before I ...

28 October 2014

procedure cancellation for a baha implant (ENT)

just a few lines about the way I was treated I was due to go for a procedure on the 29th of October but around the 21st of October ENT ...

28 October 2014

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Last updated on 14 August 2012.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust