Westmorland General Hospital


Our key services

Key treatments, specialisms and services offered at Westmorland General Hospital include:

Map of Westmorland General Hospital

A map of Westmorland General Hospital can be found by clicking here.

Visiting times

Visiting times can be found in our visiting times information leaflet 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


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 - £1.25
Up to 2 hours - £2.15
Up to 4 hours - £3.50
Up to 8 hours - £4.95
Up to 24 hours - £6.60
Weekly ticket - £7.60

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

Westmorland Bite Opening Times (Situated on Level One):

Staff and visitor restaurant: Monday-Friday 11:30am - 1:30pm

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.

Last reviewed July 2016

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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.