'Concerns' over hospital trust

A new independent report says that the North Cumbria trust, which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven, is amongst the worst 12 in the country when it comes to mortality rates.

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Dr Foster findings

A new report has found that the trust which runs hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven is amongst the worst twelve in the country when it comes to mortality rates.

The findings have been published by an independent health watchdog.

John Bevir reports:

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Dr Foster report highlights hospital issues

A new report by Dr Foster, the independent health watchdog, has found that the trust which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven is amongst the worst 12 in the country in regards to mortality rates.

The North Cumbria Trust rated higher than expected for both deaths following hospital treatment and deaths while in hospital care. However, deaths after surgery and deaths in low risk conditions both fell within acceptable boundaries.

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