SERVICE DESIGN: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has denied that the oncology and haematology services at the Furness General Hospital are set to be closed.

It a statement the trust said:  We would like to make it very clear that the Oncology Unit at FGH is not closing and Oncology or Haematology services are not being removed from the hospital. Patients can continue to get the same Oncology and Haematology services they always have at FGH.”

“The proposed changes will see oncology and haematology patients receiving inpatient care in a dedicated area on one of the acute medical wards at FGH.

“This will not in any way affect the treatment that these patients receive. The beds will remain isolated from other medical patients and they will continue to receive care from specialist oncology and haematology nurses,” it said.