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

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)

100% 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)

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% 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. 277 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

90%Patients recommend this hospital. 448 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

Unacceptable Result Delays.

Having been sent for a CT.scan on 6th Jan. On completion I was informed that I would be contacted within 2/3 weeks with the result. Havin...

9 February 2015

A big thank you

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the emergency treatment I received last Saturday (31st Jan 2015) at the eye clinic. I was so imp...

5 February 2015

Christmas day anxiety relief

Attending A&E on Christmas day night with two toddlers is never something you'd ask Father Christmas for.... After a finger got trapp...

31 January 2015

Excellent care

I recently had elective surgery at FGH. The staff were superb, very caring and informative, treated me with dignity and thoughtfulness ...

24 December 2014

I also had a hip replacement 3 weeks ago and cannot fault the service and care..

I also had a hip replacement 3 weeks ago and cannot fault the service and care received there. The staff were very friendly and were alwa...

2 December 2014

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust