More than 1000 mental health patients in Scotland have been sent to other health boards for treatment in the past three years.Read the full story ›
Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven have ranked 31st out of 138 Trusts in England for Accident and Emergency performance.
The national standard is that 95% of patients should be seen, treated, admitted or discharged in under four hours. North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust's overall performance was 92.6% in June and 93.2% in July:
I would like to say ‘well done’ and ‘thank you’ to our staff. Our continually-improving national ranking is a real testament to the hard work our teams put in day in, day out in order to provide patients at both of our hospital sites with timely access to care."
People experiencing mental health crisis in Carlisle have a new place to find support.
The Lighthouse is open every evening and offers a safe, comfortable place to discuss issues and receive help. It's run by Carlisle Eden Mind and anyone experiencing problems is welcome to make an appointment.
Our reporter Ryan Dollard visited The Lighthouse and spoke with the manager, Chris Graham:
Suicide rates in Dumfries and Galloway have grown for the first time since 2011 to 20 people in 2016, a new report has shown.Read the full story ›
Members of Carlisle's Stroke Club are celebrating the group's 40th birthday.
The club meets every fortnight for social support and other activities like exercise and outings. Over the past 4 decades, hundreds of people who have suffered a stroke have been supported by the group.
Christine Mountain is the current chairman and has been a member of the group for 35 years, and Elizabeth Freeman is also a member:
New figures have shown there were 827 drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2016.Read the full story ›
Almost 8,000 people in West Cumbria have joined a Facebook group in a bid to get United Utilities to address concerns about water quality.Read the full story ›
Baby boxes are being put together ahead of delivery in Scotland tomorrow, Tuesday 15 August.
The baby boxes include around 40 essential items for new born babies.
The Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, and Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, are visiting the Baby Box distribution centre for a tour where they can see the baby boxes being individually packed:
From January 2018 baby boxes are to be delivered at least 4 weeks before due dates.
From next week all new parents in Scotland will get a baby box that has a variety of essential items for new born babies.Read the full story ›
New figures have shown a rise in alcohol-related deaths in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.Read the full story ›