Westmorland General Hospital

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 73 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)

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

% 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

99%Patients recommend this hospital. 185 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

79%staff recommend this hospital for care. 326 responses. 5323 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

69%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 326 responses. 5323 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 2248 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Fabulous!!!

I recently had lateral release knee surgery at WGH. From the moment I arrived until leaving the whole experience was amazing. From the bo...

23 March 2017

excellent patient experience

I was a day case patient in the DSU at WGH last Thursday and need to share the very positive experience I had. I was met on the ward by ...

1 March 2017

staff wonderful

Had a cardio version there last week the staff were wonderful very friendly super efficient explained everything that was going to happen...

27 February 2017

Wow, how good was that!!

My stay in Westmorland General was short but very very sweet. I had a T.H.R. after waiting a number of years (my fault not theirs) and th...

25 February 2017

Day Surgery Unit 22.02.2017

I would like to say a massive thankyou to all the staff of this unit for my treatment here yesterday. From being met by the ward clerk an...

23 February 2017

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Last updated on 15 December 2016.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust