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 62 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

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

99% 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)

110% 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 who would recommend this hospital as a place to be treated. 316 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

86%Patients recommend this hospital. 306 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

91% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 32 responses. 5010 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

72% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 32 responses. 5010 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Great, professional and friendly care

Over 2 weeks ago I had my baby at this hospital and the service and care was brilliant. The midwives and all staff were fantastic, frie...

22 October 2014

ENT outpatient

I attended the ENT department today and left feeling extremely disheartened. The check in was great, I was soon being seen to after arriv...

7 October 2014

Menu choices

My mother is 90 and does not like spicey food also on 4 consecutive Fridays the fish and chips have been cold, why can there not be a che...

4 October 2014

Thank you to ward 7 and oncology

My mother in law was in Ward 7 at Furness General for three months. I am writing in praise of the staff in this ward who provided wonderf...

10 September 2014

In-patient treatment

I was admitted to Furness General for planned laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery. This was converted to open retrograde cholecystectomy...

30 July 2014

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Last updated on 14 August 2012.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust