The future of services at Helme Chase will be discussed at consultation today, alongside plans to keep the maternity unit staffed part time.Read the full story ›
Over 60 students in Cumbria have been using a new service that allows them to text a nurse with their health queries.Read the full story ›
People in Cumbria eligible for free flu jabs are being encouraged to get themselves vaccinated.Read the full story ›
A major initiative to tackle concerns about the treatment of people with dementia in Penrith is being launched today.
It aims to encourage local businesses and other organisation to understand the condition, which affects around 8000 people in Cumbria.
One idea is to have companies train their staff as Dementia Friends - a course run by the Alzheimer's Society which helps people to understand more about the condition.
One of the county's most senior doctors has admitted many of his colleagues have "reservations" about proposed changes to maternity services in West Cumbria.
Dr John Howarth is Deputy Chief Executive of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
He was giving his personal opinion at a public meeting in Maryport to discuss various options for the future of healthcare in Cumbria.
People running the NHS say their preferred option is a midwife-led unit at the West Cumberland Hospital meaning many more pregnant woman would have to travel to Carlisle to give birth.
There's a chance some community hospital beds in Maryport could be saved, according to health officials in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
D&G health board ordered to apologise after failing to carry out an operation that a woman with a crushed finger had agreed to.Read the full story ›
Campaigners opposing plans to downgrade maternity services in west Cumbria have dressed up as corpses in front of a meeting of health bosses.
The Success Regime - appointed by the government to improve healthcare in Cumbria - is considering removing consultant-led maternity care from the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
They are holding public meetings across the county as part of a consultation into the plans, and protestors gathered outside one of the meetings in Whitehaven.
Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a "general consensus" that maternity services at West Cumberland Hospital should be downgraded.Read the full story ›
An NHS Trust says reductions in the number of people dying at hospitals is down to the centralisation of emergency surgery in Carlisle.Read the full story ›