The results of a consultation into plans to make major changes to healthcare in North, West and East Cumbria have been published todayRead the full story ›
Three patients were 'unexpectedly saved' during a trial in which blood plasma was carried on the region's air ambulances.Read the full story ›
Sue Hayman MP says she was not allowed to hand a petition with 30,000 signatures, against cuts to healthcare services, in to Downing Street.Read the full story ›
A nursing student from Cumbria has beaten hundreds of entries to be shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Third year adult nursing student Zoe Butler, who is based in Kendal, is among five vying for the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award from the Royal College of Nursing.
The annual RCNi Nurse Awards are the profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence, recognising nurses who have come up with new ways to improve health, enhance patient experiences and transform nursing practice.
The news has come out of the blue – I heard via Twitter!
The awards are for innovation in practice and my work to look at mental health in young people drew the judge’s attention.
Zoe was instrumental in working with young people to write and film a series of monologues as part of a project called ‘The Hot Potato’ aimed at raising awareness of mental health, which is now in use in schools in Cumbria.
Entrants shortlisted as finalists will be invited to the judging days in March to present their initiatives to the judging panel with winners announced at a ceremony on Friday 5 May.
The father of Joshua Titcombe one of 11 babies to die after failings at Furness General's maternity unit has welcomed an investigation into the Nursing and Midwifery watchdog's handling of the baby death scandal.
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked the Professional Standards Authority to carry out an independent investigation into the Nursing and Midwifery Council's handling of failings at Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.
The NMC's investigations are still ongoing more than eight years after the first complaints were made linking midwives to poor care at the trust.
An inquiry into failings at the trust by Bill Kirkup fin 2015 found a 'lethal mix' of failings lead to the avoidable deaths of at least 11 babies and one mother.
The inquiry said the midwives at Furness general were so cavalier they became known as “the musketeers”, with a culture of denial, collusion and incompetence.
James Titcombe, who along with a number of parents has campaigned for change said it was a 'relief' to know the 'ineptitude' of the NMC will be properly examined.
There has been a jump in the number of cases in the north west. Parents who fear their child may have the illness are urged to go to the GP.Read the full story ›
A redundant tower block at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle is set to be demolished.
The building was condemned after the 2015 floods when it was damaged by rain water.
The NHS Trust says the demolition plans are still being finalised and will be made public once they've been approved.
Could you name the five warning signs of cancer? Do you know how to minimise your risk of being diagnosed with the disease?
Those are two of the questions teenagers in Cumbria are being asked, as part of a charity educational programme.
Seven teenagers and young people are diagnosed with the disease every day in the UK.
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Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven are performing above the national average for emergency care.Read the full story ›
A cancer charity is touring Cumbrian schools to teach pupils the warning signs to look out for.
The Teenage Cancer trust is aiming to get to every secondary school in the county to raise awareness of the disease among young people.
The worry is that 37 per cent of all teenage cancer diagnosis are diagnosed at A&E. We need to get it so that they're going to their doctors earlier and they're picking up on symptoms.