The trust that runs the West Cumberland hospital and the Cumberland Infirmary is performing above the national average.Read the full story ›
New 'Virtual Clinics' at Cumbria NHS Trust means patients suspected of having dementia are diagnosed quicker than ever before.Read the full story ›
The charity that helps older people has been awarded half a million pounds to tackle loneliness, a particular problem in the area.Read the full story ›
Samantha Furmston saved the life of her young daughter the day after taking a first aid course. She's urging others to learn the skills.Read the full story ›
Nurses in Cumbria - many of whom have won national awards - are to be celebrated by one of the region's NHS Trusts.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of balloons have been released in Dalston to raise awareness of moyamoya, which affects just one in one million people.Read the full story ›
A nurse from Dumfries who's had an astonishing career is retiring after 52 years in the job.
Florence Cameron experienced almost every nursing role imaginable during her career.
She worked in conflict zones and even nursed one of the Second World War's most notorious figures. Lori Carnochan went to meet her.
Two Cumbrian nurses have raised over £3,000 for charity after running the London Marathon last weekend.
Cardiology nurse Charlotte Treloar completed the race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, raising almost £2,000 so far and staff nurse Hannah West completed in 4 hours and 57 minutes and raised over £1,000. Both work at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Charlotte Treloar is raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Her partner’s niece, Phoebe, had open heart surgery at just two weeks old, and is one of the youngest people to receive such an operation.
Hannah, who works at the Assessment and Therapy Centre (ATC) ran to raise funds for Stroke Association in memory of her granny. Also, there are many stroke clinics in ATC so this charity is very close to Hannah’s heart.
I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported and encouraged me, especially staff and patients on the cardiology floor, who all helped raise around £500."
The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed a new non-executive Director.
David Rawsthorn has been appointed from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2018.
I am very much looking forward to my new role and to contributing positively to the effective provision of safe health care in north Cumbria.
“I am new to the NHS which means I can offer a fresh perspective whilst applying my previous experience from local government. This is an exciting time to be joining the board. People in north Cumbria deserve the best possible healthcare and the Trust is working hard to ensure this is in place."
Junior doctors in Cumbria are striking for the second day - the first all out strike in the history of the NHS.
Dozens of outpatient appointments have been cancelled in the north of the county, while in South Cumbria some routine operations have been postponed.