Floods affect some Trust phone services in North Lancashire and South Cumbria

The exterior of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary - a Victorian stone building

Flooding has affected some phone services

British Telecom has reported that recent flooding has affected part of the phone system used within the Trust’s northern locality.

The issues are being worked on as a priority but in the meantime, anyone wishing to contact wards, departments, community clinics and other services should go through the main switchboard number on 01539 732288.

This means that calls made directly to Trust departments or hospital wards at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital and Furness General Hospital may not be functioning properly.

The problem is affecting community clinics as well as district nursing services, podiatry, sexual health, speech and language, school nursing and health visiting.

Clinics including Ryelands Clinic, Slyne Road Clinic, Ashton Community Care Centre in Lancaster and parts of the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe are also affected.

Carnforth Clinic and Heysham Primary Care Centre appear to be unaffected at present.

As soon as the problem is resolved, we will update everyone. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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