MindLine Cumbria will provide practical information about mental health, and what services and support are available to help.Read the full story ›
A former soldier from Shap has spoken about suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, and is urging people to raise awareness.Read the full story ›
Madge Bazley has spent a lifetime with her husband, but will now have to make a six-hour round trip to visit him in West Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Thousands of hospital operations in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have been cancelled over the past year.Read the full story ›
North West Ambulance Service says a thief has stolen equipment from one of its paramedics, while they were trying to save someone's life.
The organisation sent out this strongly worded tweet, condemning the theft.
Our crew was performing CPR on a patient suffering from cardiac arrest in Workington & someone stole their response bag. We have no words.
Fifty people in Cumbria are waiting for organ transplants, according to NHS Blood and Transplants.
The group is working with national charities on the Donation Conversation campaign, which aims to get people who register as organ donors to speak to their families about their decision.
This is because eight out of ten adults say they support organ donation, but half have never spoken to their relatives about donating their organs when they die.
The NHS says families are much more likely to agree to the donation of their relative's organs, if they have had a conversation about it.
A Cumbrian mum has spoken of the heartbreak of losing her son days before his second birthday as he waited for a heart transplant.Read the full story ›
NHS Borders is "leading the way" when it comes to screening people for bowel cancer, according to a local MSP.
The Scottish Borders saw the highest uptake of bowel screening in Scotland for invitations between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2015.
NHS Borders saw 63.6% overall uptake, compared to Scotland’s overall percentage of 57.5%.
Rachael Hamilton South of Scotland MSP said:
Bowel cancer is obviously serious , the third most common in Scotland and taking 1,600 lives a year. The more we can do together to help tackle bowel cancer the better. Screening is crucial to that aim and I am proud that NHS Borders is at the forefront of screening in Scotland.
A private room where cancer patients and those closest to them can share precious final hours is to be built at Furness General Hospital.Read the full story ›
A community hospital in Cumbria will temporarily lose one of its services from today.
All inpatient beds, along with staff from the unit, at the Ruth Lancaster Cottage Hospital in Alston, are being transferred to Brampton.
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says it is because of staff shortages in the department.
The Trust says it hopes to re-open it in September.