Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital (FGH)

Our maternity services at Furness General Hospital (FGH) offer midwife-led and obstetric consultant-led care for both high risk and low risk women.

Our 24/7 services at FGH are provided by a team of dedicated and experienced midwives, doctors, clinical support workers and clerical staff support.

We aim to make your birth experience as special as possible, whilst also ensuring that it is safe and results in the best possible outcome for you and your baby.

Our team at FGH specialises in active birth and water birth, and we have a range of different birth options for you to consider when planning your birth.

Within the new £12m South Lakes Birth Centre, there are ten birthing rooms and four active birth rooms, along with two dedicated operating theatres, a Special Care Baby Unit, a Maternity Assessment area, a Transitional Care facility, a skills lab for staff training, and a Bereavement Suite - the Rainbow Suite.  

Birthing Rooms

Each of our birthing rooms at FGH has electronic delivery beds, which can be adjusted to support different positions of your choice during your labour and birth.

Each of the rooms are en-suite and have facilities for partners to stay over. They are also equipped with Smart TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.  

Active Birth Rooms

Giving birth in water can act as a form of pain relief for some women.

We have four birthing pool rooms at FGH. Each room is large and airy, providing a comforting and relaxing surrounding for women in labour, and each has en-suite facilities.

It also contains a variety of active birth equipment to allow you to move around freely which allows you to change positions during your birth.

Our other active birth room is equipped with a variety of equipment, including:

  • Birthing stools
  • Low mattress
  • Floor mats
  • Birth balls

This equipment is designed to encourage your body to adopt comfortable positions during your birth.


The South Lakes Birth Centre is situated on Level 3 and Level 4 (ground level) at FGH.

The Special Care Baby Unit is also located within the South Lakes Birth Centre.

There is disabled access outside the Unit and pay and display car parking spaces on the large car park close to the Unit.

There are good public transport links to the hospital with bus stops located within the hospital grounds.

For further information please contact us


Each birthing room has a Smart TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hospital

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