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UHMBT hearing aid drop-in sessions remain closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

26 August 2020

Audiology.jpgAudiology patients at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) are being advised that, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, drop-in hearing aid repair sessions will remain closed and repairs will be by appointment only.

The drop-in sessions at Furness General Hospital, Westmorland General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, have been closed to reduce the volume of patients in waiting areas at any one time. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and to keep patients and staff as safe as possible during the pandemic.

Hearing aid repairs will continue to be carried out via appointment only and to arrange an appointment, patients are advised to contact their nearest hospital’s Audiology Department.

The Trust would like to thank patients for their patience and understanding at this challenging time.

The contact details for the three hospitals are as follows:

 

Audiology Department, Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane, Barrow in Furness

Cumbria LA14 4LF

*NEW DIRECT LINE* 01229 484081

FGH.Audiology@mbht.nhs.uk

 

Audiology Department, Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Rd, Kendal

Cumbria, LA9 7RG

01539 795369

WGH.Audiology@mbht.nhs.uk

 

Audiology Department, Ashton Road Clinic,

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Rd, Lancaster

Lancashire, LA1 4RP

01524 583716

RLI.Audiology@mbht.nhs.uk

ENDS

Notes for Editors:

  1. For further information, please contact the communications team on 01539 716 675 or by emailing communications.team@mbht.nhs.uk
  2. Bay Health and Care Partners (BHCP) include: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT); Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (MBCCG); Lancashire and South Cumbria Care NHS Foundation Trust; GP Providers Alliance; Cumbria County Council; Lancashire County Council. In addition, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) contributes to the partnership. BHCP’s vision is:  To see a network of communities across Morecambe Bay enjoying great physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, supported by a health and care system that is recognised as being as good as it gets.
  3. If you would like to know more about Bay Health and Care Partners, Better Care Together and the wider Integrated Care System please log on to the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website at https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/morecambe-bay