Facts & Figures

Key facts:

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) operates from three main hospital sites - Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital in Barrow and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal - serving a population of approximately 365,000 spread across an area of over 1,000 square miles. It is also responsible for outpatient services at Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe.
  • Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (MBCCG) is the clinical commissioning organisation covering the Morecambe Bay area and is made up of 38 GP practices covering a population of 365,000 people. The commissioning is led by GPs who decide where and how local NHS services (including hospital, community and mental health services) should be delivered across Morecambe Bay.
  • North West Ambulance Service North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport. They also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide over 60 expert health services across Cumbria, supporting people in our communities to live happier, healthier and more hopeful lives. It provides mental health and community services in Cumbria, England. It runs the Ramsey Unit at Furness General Hospital, Barrow In Furness, Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital, Keswick, Penrith Community Hospital, Reiver House and The Carleton Clinic, Carlisle and employs more than 4,000 people 
  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.4million people. The services provided include community services such as health visiting, podiatry, sexual health and dentistry as well as inpatient and community mental health services. The Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.
  • GP Providers Alliance is a recently formed group of local GP practices based in the South Cumbria and North Lancashire areas.

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