Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

Infection Prevention


At Morecambe Bay, we are committed to providing clean, safe care and ensuring the safety of all our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority.

We continue to strive towards reducing avoidable healthcare associated infections and ask for your help with this. 

How you can help:


  • Do not visit the hospitals if you have had symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours
  • Clean hands on entry to, and exit from, clinical areas using soap and water or hand gel at the stations provided
  • Cough / sneeze into your elbow, not your hand
  • Do not sit on patient beds - please use the chairs provided
  • Do not bring in plants or flowers
  • Where possible, do not visit our maternity wards with children, especially babies, as they are more vulnerable to germs and infections

All of our staff are trained in the importance of, and need for, hand hygiene. If you feel that hand hygiene has been neglected, please challenge the staff involved - they will not take offence.

If you feel uncomfortable doing this, please raise it with another member of staff or the ward manager on duty.


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For further information about our Infection Prevention team at UHMBY click here

Should you have any concerns related to infection prevention, please contact our Infection Prevention Matron or Infection Prevention Lead Nurse on 01229 491121 (FGH) or 01524 583769.


At Morecambe Bay Hospitals we will provide, compassionate, high quality, evidence-based and safe maternity services that meet the needs and wishes of all women and their families.

Mums and families at the
heart of everything we do.

Contact us

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital
01229 491 035

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583 850

Helme Chase, our midwife-led Maternity Services
at Westmorland General Hospital

01539 795375