About us


About University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust provides community and hospital services across the Morecambe Bay area, an area covering a thousand square miles across south Cumbria and north Lancashire.

It operates the three hospital sites - Furness General Hospital in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

Furness General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary have a range of 'General Hospital' services, with full Accident & Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and Consultant led beds. 

Westmorland General Hospital provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre.

All three hospital sites provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day-case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Visiting times for UHMBT services at each hospital can be found by clicking here.

The Trust Board

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for the operational and strategic direction of the Trust and is accountable, through its Chair, to Monitor, the regulator of Foundation Trusts.

We became a Foundation Trust (FT) on 1 October 2010.

 What makes us different

2019-03-20 14_16_41-Photos.pngContact the Chief Executive

Twitter: @aaroncumminsNHS

Email: trusthq@mbht.nhs.uk

Post: Chief Executive,
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust,
Westmorland General Hospital,
Burton Road,

Phone: 01539 795366

Updated September 2019

What's happening at the Trust

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