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Summer fair benefits children at outpatient department

A summer fair organised by and held at Furness Academy in Barrow raised a staggering £1,167 – which has now been donated to the children’s outpatient department at Furness General Hospital (FGH). 

The department has used the money to purchase toys which can be used by those attending the department. 

Emily Brice, Acting clinical lead for the outpatient department, said: “The money raised by children at the Academy will make a huge difference to the overall experience of the children visiting Children’s Outpatients. 

The toys have brightened up our playroom. We will be purchasing a tablet and sensory toys which will be used for distraction. All the staff in Children’s Outpatients are extremely grateful for this donation. 

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Chief Executive’s blog – December 2019

Hi everyone and welcome to this month’s blog – the last of 2019! First and foremost – a massive thank you to our teams, both in and out of hospital, who continue to work tirelessly for our patients. November was

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Be Aware of Norovirus

The vulnerable and those with long-term health conditions in Morecambe Bay should take extra care this winter to avoid norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug. For most people the condition is an unpleasant experience which requires plenty of

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Grateful pancreatic cancer patient raises funds for hospital’s Oncology department

A patient with pancreatic cancer is raising funds as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the excellent care he has received through University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). John Patchett, who is originally from Grimsby and

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Baby units receive donation from antiques society

The Special Care Baby units at Furness General Hospital (FGH) and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have received a generous donation. Cartmel Antiques Society presented a cheque for £250 as the grandson of one of the society’s members was a

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New scanner set to improve patient care and access

A new £80,000 DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scanner has been installed at Westmorland General Hospital. The scanner has been funded by a donation from the former League of Friends of Westmorland General Hospital and the Bay Hospitals Charity. The

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Your Hospital News – Winter 2019 edition

We produce a newsletter every quarter to update our Members about everything that’s happening across the Trust. The newsletter is shared with all of our members, and includes contributions from staff, Governors and our public members. Please take a few moments to have a

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Gloves Off campaign hits Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust

  Let’s stop inappropriate use of gloves and: Enhance patient care Reduce the risk of dermatitis Cut down on landfill/protect the environment Reduce the risk of infection Cut down UHMBT’s annual usage of more than ten million gloves Save money

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Keep your medicine cabinet stocked and stay well this winter

With Christmas just a month away, now is the perfect time to review the contents of your medicine cabinet. A properly stocked medicine cabinet can help you to treat many common illnesses and ailments over the festive period. Bay Health

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Trust wins award for its workforce advisory service

The Trust scooped the ‘Excellence in HR through Technology’ award at this year’s Personnel Today Awards for the Ask Sami workforce advisory service which has answered more than 10,000 staff queries since it began.   The ceremony was held on Tuesday 19 November in London, where

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