About us


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

Patient with a nurse in one our hospitals We became a Foundation Trust (FT) on 1 October 2010.

We operate from three main hospital sites - Furness General Hospital in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and two centres - 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 Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and Consultant led beds. Westmorland General Hospital provides a range of General Hospital services, together with a Primary Care Assessment Service (PCAS) and GP led inpatient beds, operated by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


What makes us different

  • We understand patient needs and the importance of their well being
  • We specialise in many different areas such as Dermatology and Urology
  • We have made major improvements in breast screening
  • Our staff have won awards and recognition for their work
  • We provide on-site graduate and post-graduate training to medical and dental students
  • We have won awards recognising UHMBT as a top healthcare employer

“A great place to be cared for; a great place to work.”


About 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.