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Weekly News – 18 June 2019

This week’s edition includes lots of great news and updates from across the Trust.

Weekly News – 18 June 2019

War on Waste

You will often have heard us talking about finance and savings – but we believe there is a new fight to take place – and that’s a War on Waste. A special hotline has been set up for you to call to report any waste you see, be that duplication, or where you think we are purchasing items we don’t need, whatever it is, if you’re concerned then so are we.

Medical Director to leave UHMBT

Professor David Walker, Medical Director of UHMBT, has announced that he is to leave the Trust to join the Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group as Chief Medical Officer.

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Morecambe Bay welcomes international visitors for recruitment scheme

Morecambe Bay NHS staff have welcomed delegates from Health Education England (HEE) and the Pakistan Department of Health to discuss the opportunities available for international Nurses to train in north Lancashire and south Cumbria as part of the Global Learners

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Children to ride in luxury at Furness General Hospital

Children staying as inpatients at Furness General Hospital can now enjoy the use of two top-of-the-range Radio-Flyer mini Tesla ride along cars to get to their appointments. The luxury little cars valued at £630 each have kindly been donated to

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Top doctor leaves UHMBT

Professor David Walker, Medical Director of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), has announced that he is to leave the Trust to join the Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group as Chief Medical Officer. Aaron Cummins, Chief

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Its cervical screening awareness week this week and Bay Health and Care Partners want to help raise awareness that cervical screening really does save lives. Cervical cancer affects around 3,000 women in the UK every year and is the most

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Refurbished Chaplaincy department will benefit patients, visitors and staff

An oasis of peace and prayer at the heart of a busy hospital is how a newly refurbished Chaplaincy centre in Barrow has been described. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has transformed Furness General Hospital’s Chaplaincy

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Children enjoy tour of hospital laboratory as part of Harvey’s Gang

A young boy and his sister enjoyed a tour of a hospital laboratory in Lancaster as part of the national ‘Harvey’s Gang’ initiative. Dexter Mullholland-Helme-Kelsall, 10, and his sister Dolly, 8, from Heysham, had a look around the Russell Curwen

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Staff go the extra mile for patients

Staff on the Acute Frailty Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are offering patients beauty and hair treatments free of charge during their time in hospital. Those using their hair and beauty therapy skills are clinical support workers Jean Roberts

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Trust leads the way on a new global radiology recruitment programme

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has become the first Trust in the country to establish a successful Clinical Radiology Global Fellows Programme – which has seen the recruitment of four radiologists from India. Radiologists are doctors

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Hospital staff to abseil down the Ashton Memorial to raise awareness of the importance of breast screening

  A team of NHS staff from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), Furness General Hospital (FGH) and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) are set to abseil down the Ashton Memorial building in Williamson Park in Lancaster on 23 June 2019 to

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