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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