Westmorland General Hospital

01539 732288 Burton Rd , Kendal, LA9 7RG
http://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 62 ratings for this hospital

Overview

WGH

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

Westmorland 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.

Westmorland General Hospital provides a wide range of services including a 24 hour *Primary Care Assessment Service (PCAS), *GP led medical care, Chemotherapy Unit, Renal Unit, Breast Screening Unit, Cardiac Catheterisation Lab, Midwife-led Maternity Unit, Elective Surgical services, Outpatient and 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/westmorland-general-hospital/

*Service provided by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Contact details, map and directions

Westmorland General Hospital

Tel: 01539 732288   Fax: 01539 740852

Address: Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7RG

Website: http://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Email: trusthq@mbht.nhs.uk

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Departments and services

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Quality of service at Westmorland General Hospital

This hospital is managed by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

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

104% 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)

91% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

95% 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)

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

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 463 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

92staff recommend this hospital for care. 76 responses. 5379 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

76staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 76 responses. 5379 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1794 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Damaged wrist

As a result of a fall back in May I damaged my wrist. Three days later it seemed no better so on a Saturday afternoon went to the Minor ...

20 June 2017

Ward 7 fantastic

I had a total knee replacement on 16.05.2017 and have nothing but praise for all of the staff involved in my care. Everyone was kind,cari...

2 June 2017

My rheumatology appointment now cancelled 3 times !! Why!!

Can you please explain why at short notice my last three appointment s have been cancelled. This is not acceptable and you show little ca...

8 May 2017

Visit to A&E

I had cause to attend A&E on bank holiday Monday at 8.00am to have a broken cotten wool bud removed from my ear. I shouldn't have bee...

1 May 2017

Very positive experiences

Everytime I have visited this hospital, I have had such wonderfully positive experiences. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly!

26 April 2017

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Last updated on 15 December 2016.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust