Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) is the Trust Headquarters of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. It provides a range of ‘general hospital’ services including elective operations, outpatient appointments and midwifery-led maternity services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre.
Please note that the Urgent Treatment Centre is not the same as an A&E so is not able to treat emergencies. It can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.
Visiting times for Westmorland General Hospital can be found here.
How to find us
Westmorland General Hospital
Switchboard: 01539 732288
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Westmorland General Hospital - Main entrance ///liner.circle.melt
Westmorland General Hospital - Outpatients entrance ///lawn.rooms.patch
Westmorland General Hospital - Helme Chase entrance ///grace.cabin.groups
Westmorland General Hospital - Kitchens/Supplies entrance ///eagles.chefs.foal
Westmorland General Hospital - Pharmacy/Pathology supplies & mortuary ///fund.twist.lend
Westmorland General Hospital
Sat Nav: LA9 7RG
There are parking spaces for people with blue badges in front of all the main entrances and in the main pay and display car park. Blue badge holders do not need to pay for parking at the hospital. There are also limited free 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances.
The pay and display machines only take coins, not notes or debit/credit cards, and don’t give change. Change is available from General Office during normal working hours.
* Up to 1 hour - £1.50
* Up to 2 hours - £2.50
* Up to 4 hours - £4.20
* Up to 8 hours - £7.50
* Up to 24 hours - £9.00
* Weekly ticket - £10.00 (contact General Office via switchboard)
Westmorland General Hospital’s closest train station is Oxenholme Lake District which is approximately 1.5 miles away. Plan your journey using the National Rail enquiries website.
There are cycle racks located at the main entrance, the outpatients entrance, and the entrance to the Blackhall unit.
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.
Get more information about claiming travel costs on the NHS website.
On site facilities
The hospital restaurant is on level 1, and open Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm. The food served in the restaurant is homemade and locally sourced.
A vending area is open 24 hours a day. There is also a shop and tea bar operated by the Royal Voluntary Service near the outpatients entrance of the hospital.
There is a shop operated by the Royal Voluntary Service near the outpatients entrance of the hospital which sells a range of items including newspapers, cards, snacks, cold drinks and gifts. The shop is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm.
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5.30pm, selling a range of hot beverages and snacks.
Personal listening devices for people with a hearing impairment are available at most clinic reception areas. These areas display the standard RNID purple notice.
A Changing Places accessible toilet is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at the hospital.
General Office is on level 2 opposite the main reception desk, and open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4pm.