Changes at North Cumbrian hospitals are saving lives, according to North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Two years ago the Trust was recorded as having one of the highest mortality rates in England, and in 2013 it was visited by a review team who suggested a number of changes.
But since then, it says mortality rates at North Cumbrian hospitals have dropped. The most drastic reductions have been for people suffering from life threatening heart problems, who are now treated at the Heart Centre in Carlisle, as well as patients with broken hips.
"Our teams have been through a lot of change in the past 18 months but it is down to their sheer dedication and commitment to make things better for our patients that we have not only saved more lives but also given patients a better chance of making a fuller recovery and going on to live longer and healthier lives. This is something that each and every member of staff should be very proud of.
"We are under no illusions, however, that there is still a long way for us to go on our improvement journey.
"Our priority, quite understandably, was to focus first and foremost on fixing the very immediate problems related to mortality, but we still have much further to go to make the experience of care for our patients as good, if not better, than the best of the NHS."
'I Won't Survive' is the message from a man from Great Broughton, who's concerned about some services at West Cumberland Hospital being downgraded.
Adrian Davis-Johnston's performed a parody of Gloria Gaynor's 1970s hit 'I Will Survive'.
It's already got nearly 3,000 views.
Radiographers at hospitals across the region are due to go on strike today for the first time in more than 30 years, in a dispute over pay.
They'll stop work for four hours and carry out further industrial action for the rest of the week.
It comes a week after other members of the NHS went out on strike over the same issue.
A health summit has taken place in Allerdale to address concerns regarding health provisions in West Cumbria.
Representatives from a whole range of health organisations and businesses attended the meeting at Lakes College in Workington.
The leader of Allerdale Borough Council Alan Smith says he is dedicated to pushing this through to keep services in West Cumbria.
An online video made by a woman from Dumfries & Galloway to raise awareness of mental health has been watched more than half a million times in just a few days
Chloe Kacedan from Lochmaben says she's delighted her video has been seen all over the world.
Hannah McNulty has been speaking to Chloe.
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Chloe Kacedan from Lochmaben says she had no idea the video would be seen all over the world and hopes it inspires other suffers.
"This is a video I made in the hope that it'll help people to open up about Mental Illness and feel less ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. I know it's no cure, but if it helps at least one person then it has done it's job. Stop the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and raise awareness. If you would like to ... then please share"
A video by a Dumfries and Galloway woman aimed at raising awareness of mental health has been viewed online nearly hundreds of thousands of times in just a few days.
Chloe Kacedan from Lochmaben says she made it on the spur of the moment and had no idea it would be seen all over the world.
ITV Border has learnt that managers at the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust have made internal proposals to downgrade maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital. Until now health bosses were expected to wait until the results of an external review in November before making plans.
The local MP Jamie Reed says maternity services must continue to be led by consultants. The trust acknowledges it has had initial discussions about a range of options. Katie Hunter reports.
Some Cumbrian NHS staff are beginning the first of four days of working to rule following yesterday's strike.
Nurses and midwives are among those taking part in the protest over pay.
The unions want all NHS staff to receive a 1% pay award but the government says they can't afford it.