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 74 ratings for this hospital



“A great place to be cared for; a great place to work”

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.

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/


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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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Quality of service at Furness General Hospital

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Requires Improvement
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% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.7% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

5.11% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 455 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 651 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 1230 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

A fine hospital

FGH has much of which to be proud. In recent months I have watched staff move around the building with a certain pride and a sense of pur...

6 October 2015

HOT clinic experience

I recently had to attend A and E for some tests, it was decided that although not urgent I needed further investigation via the HOT clin...

30 September 2015

Ward 1 review

As a first timer in need of major surgery the thought of attending hospital was so daunting that for 2-3 years I used delaying tactics, b...

28 September 2015

Fantastic treatment

Hi, I felt that my plaster cast had become loose since fitting the previous week. I called Fracture reception who told me to come the nex...

25 September 2015

Waiting Time + Lack of respect to paitient appointment times

My initial appointment with the doctor was on 19th January 2015, the examination and further investigations i.e. X Rays & Blood Tests, we...

22 September 2015

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

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