As you will all be aware, the NHS has come under great strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the non-urgent hospital and community services were ‘paused’ - both as a safety precaution and to allow us to deliver the urgent care necessary.
Some of the services that were postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be restored across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) over the coming weeks and months as the Trust moves into the second phase of its coronavirus response.
The NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday on Sunday 5 July. To mark this huge milestone, the Bay Health and Care Partners are showcasing stories from staff across the Bay to celebrate how inclusive and diverse the NHS is as an organisation.
Newly refurbished X-ray facilities at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) in Morecambe will open to patients on Monday 6 July.
Sarah Wilson, Advanced Podiatrist, has used her interest in the human foot to help some of the Bay’s most vulnerable patients to get better.
As lockdown eases due to the continuing fall in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates local organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding residents of the best ways to stay safe, reduce the risk of spreading the virus and save lives.
A District Nurse from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) says she is honoured to have received a top award from The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
Patient experience at the three main hospitals ran by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) continues to improve with the majority of people saying they had a very good experience - according to the latest National Adult Inpatient Survey published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
In April, UHMBT received a generous award of £84,000 from the national Coronavirus campaign by NHS Charities Together. Now these funds are being spent on improvements and schemes to benefit frontline staff working tirelessly at these hospitals.
Attend Anywhere – an online video consultation tool – is being rolled out across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) as part of its coronavirus (COVID-19) response in partnership with hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Attend Anywhere was first trialled with the Trust’s Paediatrics team and received great feedback from staff and patients.
From early childhood, Carol Brearley, of Morecambe, had a dream to be a nurse just like her role model – her mum Ruth Rattigan. Ruth trained in Woolwich during the Second World War and worked all over the country as a nurse over a 40 year period. She finished working as a night sister in Halifax.