Westmorland General Hospital


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Key services

Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) is the Trust Headquarters of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation trust. It provides a range of general hospital services including elective operations, outpatient appointments and midwifery-led maternity services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre.

Please note that the Urgent Treatment Centre is not the same as an A&E so is not able to treat emergencies. It can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

There is also a renal Dialysis unit at the hospital which is operated by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Visiting times

Visiting times for Westmorland General Hospital can be found here. 

Map of Westmorland General Hospital

An external map of the buildings at Westmorland General Hospital can be found by clicking here.

An internal map of the Westmorland General Hospital can be found by clicking here.

How to find us

Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road

01539 732288


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Buses to WGH:
41 - disabled access
41a - disabled access

South Lakeland Bus Timetable


Distance: 1 mile (approx - Oxenholme)
Time to walk: 20 minutes (Oxenholme)

From Oxenholme station turn right into Oxenholme Road descending towards Kendal.

Cross into Whinlatter Drive and walk through the housing estate. Approximately 500 yds on the left there is an access footpath which links to the hospital rear entrance. 

Arriving by Road

From the M6: Exit at J36 and join the A65 signposted towards Kendal. After 6 miles, the hospital is signposted on the right.

From Kendal town centre: The hospital is adjacent to the A65 close to a number of stores, approximately a mile from the town centre.


There are cycle racks located outside the main entrance as well as the Blackhall and OPD entrances.

Car Parking

    * Up to 1 hour - £1.50
    * Up to 2 hours - £2.50
    * Up to 4 hours - £4.20
    * Up to 8 hours - £7.50
    * Up to 24 hours - £9.00
    * Weekly ticket - £10.00 (contact General Office via switchboard on 01539 732288)

The Pay and Display machines don’t give change; however change is available from the general office between 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Designated parking for people with blue badges exists in front of all the main entrances and close to the entrance and exit of the main pay and display car park. Drivers with blue badges utilising these spaces are not required to pay.

There are also limited 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances. Please note that the pay and display machines only take coins, not notes or debit/credit cards.

Whenever possible people attending the site for whatever reason are asked to consider and use public transport wherever possible.

Travel expenses

The General Offices at each of our main hospitals are able to process the reimbursement of travel costs on presentation of proof of income related benefit and your appointment letter/card.

More information about claiming travel costs, including documents and advice line numbers, is available on the the NHS Choices website at http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Travelcosts.aspx

On site facilities

WGH Catering

The food served in our restaurants is homemade and locally sourced.

Westmorland Bite Opening Times (Situated on Level One):

Staff and visitor restaurant: Monday-Friday 9am - 2pm

Vending area open 24 hours per day.


Open Monday-Friday from 10am to 12 Noon and 2-4pm selling a range of items from books, cards, confectionery and snacks to hot and cold drinks.

2go Cafe

Serving Costa Coffee as well as a range of sandwiches and snacks. The 2go cafe is located at the Main Entrance. Open from 8am - 5:30pm.

Newspaper Service

Visiting wards and departments daily selling newspapers, magazines, stamps, and confectionery.

WGH General Office

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30-4.45pm, Friday 8.30 - 16.00 

General Office 01539 795233 
For general enquiries, please contact the switchboard on 01539 732288.

Updated August 2019

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No smoking

UHMBT is a no smoking Trust.

Smoking is not permitted on any of the hospital sites.

Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.
You can contact your local NHS stop smoking services on:

01524 845145 for NHS North Lancashire.

0300 013 3000 for a Cumbrian pharmacy who offers local support.

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