HOSPITAL bosses are urging the public to be patient after a surge in demand put accident and emergency departments at Furness General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary under pressure.

A trust spokesperson said: "We do occasionally experience sudden increases in attendance which can impact on the time for patients to be seen, treated and either discharged or admitted.


"Currently, patients are likely to experience long waiting times while those who need urgent treatment are seen first.

"Help us make sure our staff are free to treat those who have a serious illness or injury. If you do attend, please be patient with staff who are doing their best in difficult circumstances."