A hospital has been highlighted for its good practices in a new health report.

Furness General has been ranked good in the latest Care Quality Commission Report.

This comes as University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been told to improve by the CQC.

The commission acknowledged that FGH staff are caring, compassionate and respectful to patients.

They said staff told them the emergency department had a supportive culture and they felt leaders were helpful and listened to their concerns.

When discussing necessary improvements needed within UHMBT, the CQC report said: “The trust should ensure staff training compliance meets trust targets for Safeguarding Adults level 2.”

It also said: “The trust should continue to monitor the average length of stay for elective and non-elective patients to improve performance standards measured against the England national average.”

UHMBT Chief Executive Aaron Cummins said he welcomed the report and, in particular, the view of the CQC that colleagues across the Bay continue to provide caring and effective services to our patients despite significant pressures.

He said “The inspection was carried out between October and December 2018, with the unannounced, site-based element conducted for our urgent care and surgical services only in December.

“The observations give a fair reflection of how our organisation was performing in those areas over that period.”

“The assessment highlights both areas of good practice and areas we need to continue to improve.”

“Our colleagues in Morecambe Bay have a track record of improvement by listening to feedback and using that to work together to improve the services we provide for our patients.

Our challenge is to ensure those improvements are sustained. I’m confident our teams will do that.”