Westmorland General Hospital

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 59 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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Quality of service at Westmorland General Hospital

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

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

102% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

113% 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)

101% 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)

119% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

115% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

125% 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)

105% 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)

95% 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

100%Patients recommend this hospital. 228 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

90%staff recommend this hospital for care. 541 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

81%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 541 responses

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1816 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

One of the best NHS treatment fac

I attend the hospital very regularly indeed for multiple health issues Overall this hospital out performs many that I have been too p...

23 January 2016

Day care at the cardiac unit

I attended the cardiac unit for an angiogram on 20th January and from the moment I stepped into the ward I was impressed with the welcomi...

22 January 2016

Very pleased

I was only admitted for day surgery, but as I am not used to hospitals I was apprehensive. I need not of worried. All staff were re assu...

21 January 2016

Helm Chase Maternity Unit is Appalling

I am now in the process of leaving Helm Chase Maternity Unit as the care throughout the early stages of my pregnancy has been seriously d...

15 January 2016

Rheumatology

My experience of the rheumatology department is that for the last couple of years is not fit for purpose. I would not recomend it to anyo...

6 January 2016

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust