Furness General Hospital (FGH) has a range of 'general hospital' services, including a full Accident & Emergency Department, Critical Care unit and Consultant led beds. FGH also provides a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day-case and inpatient surgery.
Visiting times for Furness General Hospital can be found here.
How to find us
Furness General Hospital
Switchboard: 01229 870870
What3words is a mobile app that helps to make locations more accessible. You can use the what3words website or free app (available on iOS and Android) to reach specific locations on each hospital site. The What3words address are shown starting with ///
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Furness General Hospital - Main entrance ///staple.keen.grit
Furness General Hospital - Emergency Department entrance ///critic.torn.entertainer
Furness General Hospital - South Lakes Birth Centre entrance ///hologram.anyway.tripling
Furness General Hospital - Education Centre entrance ///assess.spoons.trading
Furness General Hospital - Abbey View entrance ///harnessed.sands.recital
Furness General Hospital - Dane Garth entrance ///beauty.decent.wrenching
Furness General Hospital
Sat Nav: LA14 4LF
There are parking spaces for people with blue badges in front of all the main entrances and in the main pay and display car park. Blue badge holders do not need to pay for parking at the hospital. There are also limited free 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances.
The pay and display machines only take coins, not notes or debit/credit cards, and don’t give change. Change is available from General Office during normal working hours.
* 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 01229 870870)
Please note: Patients and visitors who drive to our hospital sites must use the designated pay and display car parks. Staff parking areas are patrolled by parking attendants, and fines are issued to unauthorised vehicles.
Furness General Hospital is approximately 2 miles from Barrow train station. Plan your journey using the National Rail enquiries website.
There is a cycle rack located at the main entrance.
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.
Get more information about claiming travel costs on the NHS website.
On site facilities
The hospital restaurant is on level 3, and open 8am – 7pm 7 days a week. The food served in the restaurant is homemade and locally sourced.
- Breakfast - 8am – 11.15am
- Lunch - 11.45am – 1.45pm
- Dinner - 5.15pm – 7.15pm
There is also a shop and tea bar operated by the Royal Voluntary Service near the main entrance of the hospital
There is a shop shop operated by the Royal Voluntary Service near the main entrance of the hospital selling a range of items including newspapers, cards, snacks, cold drinks and gifts. The shop is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7.30pm & weekends 2pm – 7pm.
Open Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm, selling a range of hot beverages and snacks.
There is also a small tea bar in the Physiotherapy Rehab Area open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 4pm.
Personal listening devices for people with a hearing impairment are available at most clinic reception areas. These areas display the standard RNID purple notice.
A Changing Places accessible toilet is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at the hospital.
General Office is on level 5 in the admin block and open Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm & Fridays 9am – 4.30pm.
Following a suggestion from staff, Governors, GPs, and members of the public, FREE Wi-Fi is now available for patients and visitors at Furness General Hospital, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital. Being in hospital – whether it is as a patient on a ward or waiting for an outpatient appointment – is not where people would rather be so we hope that being able to use Wi-Fi to pass the time, will go some way to help ease the strain for them.
To access the FREE Wi-Fi, locate a wireless network called NHS Wi-Fi on your device, connect to it and then follow the on screen instructions.
- The guest WiFi is continuously monitored and will actively prevent access to inappropriate content.
- Once activated your device will remain enabled for up to 7 days with no need to re-activate.
- The system uses a ‘fair usage’ policy to ensure all users are provided with a fair proportion of the download speed available.
- Our hospitals have comprehensive WiFi coverage, however, there are places where coverage may be weaker where you are likely to experience problems using the system.
People who take up the FREE Wi-Fi and use their own devices, do so at their own risk. There is no support available from staff at the Trust. Staff are there to care for patients and not to act as technical support if someone has trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi. We have no doubt that our patients and the public will support us with this plea.