We are concerned that sickness levels in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and maternity services are nearing levels where we would have further concern over the future safety of the service at Furness General Hospital (FGH).
Over the past eight weeks, we have been filling shifts with the goodwill of existing and agency staff but the situation has now risen to a level where this is not enough to ensure safe staffing levels.
As from 9am, Tuesday 5 February 2013, all SCBU services and consultant led maternity services will be temporarily transferring from FGH to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
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Not a bad Bank Holiday weekend - mostly fine, sunny and warm! Always warmest further west
Mainly low to moderate over the next few days... small amounts of grass pollen in the air in the warmest, driest weather
Always warmer the further west you are this weekend!