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Health bosses say some hospital beds could be saved

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Health officials in Cumbria say there's a chance that some community hospital beds in Maryport could be saved.

More than 300 people attended a public meeting in the town last night, to discuss proposals from the government-appointed Succes Regime, which was appointed to improve healthcare in Cumbria.

One proposal up for discuss was the removal of cottage hospital beds at Maryport, along with those in Wigton and Alston.

We're discussing ways of keeping some beds in Maryport Hospital but repurposing them and focusing on reducing the use of beds in other parts of the system."

– Dr John Howarth, Deputy Chief Executive of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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