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Royal Lancaster Infirmary receives extra special delivery to celebrate royal baby

In honour of the newest addition to the royal family, global brand Build-A-Bear has donated 1,000 teddy bears to 10 ‘royal’ hospitals, infirmaries and maternity units across the UK, including 100 being delivered to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The bears will be gifted to babies born on the same day as the royal baby, with the remaining bears being distributed to those born in the coming days.

Carol Carlile, Head of Midwifery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), said:

“It is a real honour to be one of only ten hospitals in the country to receive such a generous donation to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

“The teddy bears will be a great keep-sake for families with babies born at our hospitals on the same day as the newest royal, and we know they will be very much appreciated and cherished.”

All 1,000 teddy bears being donated include a commemorative tag as well as a special birth certificate marking their noble nature and their “birth” alongside their new owners.

Roger Parry, senior managing director for Build-A-Bear Workshop in Europe, said:

“We love birthdays at Build-A-Bear, and we know the anticipation of a royal baby causes a wave of excitement worldwide.

“We wanted to share the excitement with parents of new babies all over the UK by giving them special bear hugs to commemorate such a special day.”

The donation of 100 bears to UHMBT has been shared between the hospitals it operates from; Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster, and Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

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New Macmillan cancer information pods launched at FGH and WGH

Two new Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service pods have been rolled out at Barrow and Kendal hospitals. Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), have extended the service, based at Royal

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WGH eye clinic receives £240k investment

Patients attending the macular degeneration eye clinic at the Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) will now benefit from improved facilitates and reduced waiting times thanks to investment of £240k. The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) Macular Clinic

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Significant investment to benefit hospital maternity and surgery care

A £75,000 investment has been made to improve the Helme Chase Maternity Unit and Day Surgery unit at Westmorland General Hospital (WGH). The significant refurbishments will help to transform currently underutilised space into areas that benefit service users, patients and staff.

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UHMBT staff come together to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS

Staff, governors and patients got into the birthday spirit yesterday at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to celebrate one of the nation’s much loved institutions. Midwives on ward 17 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) kicked

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UHMBT to celebrate milestone birthdays by celebrating and thanking staff

This summer, staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will celebrate the 20th birthday of when the Trust was formed on 1 April 1998 from the merger of Lancaster Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Westmorland Hospitals NHS

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Nurse Janet retires after 50 years service at the Trust

Janet Rigg, a registered nurse and clinical leader on the Oncology Units at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH), will hang up her uniform for the very last time at the end of December 2017 after

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3 responses to “Nurse Janet retires after 50 years service at the Trust”

  1. Janet Knott says:

    I would like to wish Janet a long and happy retirement. She was so kind and helpful when I had my chemotherapy and always made the process so much less traumatic and stressful than it might have been. Even though it was 10 years ago, I remember her with fondness.

  2. Michael D’Eye says:

    What a fantastic nurse. She will be missed by patients and co-workers.
    Happy retirement Janet and thank you for making us smile during difficult times.

  3. I was wondering whether Mrs Janet Rigg remembers me from Lancaster’s Beaumont Hospitals ENT Ward between the years 1969(5) and 1981(17). I had many operations for Glue Ear/ Chronic Suppurative Otitis media. I do remember the Senior SEN called Mrs Kelly who I met years later and whose first words were Hello Roger.

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Celebrating 25 years of westmorland general hospital

It was a blisteringly warm summer’s day 25 years ago – staff recall- when Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal officially opened Westmorland General Hospital on 6 July 1992. The £24million hospital opened its doors to patients in 1991 with

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UHMBT host Glaucoma information evening at Westmorland General Hospital

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) and Sight Advice South Lakes will host a special informative session for members of the public on Glaucoma and daily living aids on 5 June. Glaucoma is a condition which can

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Work to start on Cardiac Centre revamp at WGH

Patients in South Cumbria will soon benefit from new cardiac facilities at Westmorland General Hospital (WGH), thanks to an investment of over £1m. The Morecambe Bay Cardiac Centre at WGH offers services such as Diagnostic Coronary Angiography, which involves taking

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