Westmorland General Hospital

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 63 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)

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)

86% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

93% 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)

110% 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. 235 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

7575% staff recommend this hospital for care. 268 responses. 5276 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

6363% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 268 responses. 5276 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1729 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Gallbladder removal

Attended day surgery ward, bay 1 on the 22/07/2016 for the removal of my gallbladder. To say I was nervous was an understatement, but I n...

23 July 2016

Gastroscopy and colonoscopy

Just been today. I just want to say they were brilliant, lovely and just really nice. Put me at ease, kept me calm and just kept me infor...

22 July 2016

Colonoscopy

What could have been an unpleasant experience turned to be OK due to the kindness and care I received from the nurses. I am a type 1 diab...

16 July 2016

Professional, efficient and frindly

First class experience. Very friendly, professional staff. And very efficient. Everything you could possibly want from your local hospita...

8 July 2016

pacemaker fitted

I was contacted by a consultant on the team who had examined the results of my 24hr ambulatory heart monitoring and told me they believe...

19 June 2016

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust