Westmorland General Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 60 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)

98% 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)

100% 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)

98% 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)

98% 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 score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

70%staff recommend this hospital for care. 98 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

57%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 98 responses

Latest reviews of this hospital

Primary treatment assessment unit

We were on holiday in windermere and my husband had the misfortune to attend the Westmorland General who was in excruciating pain with h...

27 May 2015

First time surgery!

I want to say a massive thank you to all staff that looked after me on day surgery/theatre. You were amazing and made me feel at total ea...

25 May 2015

Short stay for Hernia operation

My short stay in Ward 6 for my hernia operation was on April 16th. The nursing staff were brilliant, although they were very busy they we...

17 May 2015

endoscopy unit

Today I went to the westmorland General for an endoscopy,I was really pleased with how lovely the staff came across ,from the first perso...

12 May 2015

Excellent staff, friendly clean hospital

As not one for leaving reviews, this was my first visit to hospital on repair of my umbilical hernia in the day surgery unit. I cannot pr...

8 May 2015

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust