Furness General Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 74 ratings for this hospital

Overview

FGH

“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/

 

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

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

114% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

110% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% 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

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 398 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

90%Patients recommend this hospital. 746 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

64%staff recommend this hospital for care. 67 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

61%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 67 responses

Latest reviews of this hospital

Treatment and staff were really excellent.

I was recently admitted via A&E through an injury, ending up in Ward 2, and I cannot speak highly enough of all concerned. From the d...

4 July 2015

ENT surgery

I just wanted to say thank you to all the staff who have been involved in my recent care. Booking staff - all very helpful and courteo...

2 July 2015

I had a bad break to my leg and had to be operated on

All the staff in the hospital (A &E and Acute Surgery Ward 4 ) were very kind, caring and cheerful despite obviously working really h...

27 June 2015

ENT

We were there with my little boy and everyone was very nice - on the reception, the nurses. But the consultation itself, it was a nightma...

20 June 2015

Achilles problem

Went for first appointment with the consultant. Was treated with friendliness and courtesy by all the staff in the department. The appoin...

19 June 2015

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust