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The historic role of matron is returning to the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital.
The positions were created after the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust was investigated for higher than expected death rates.
Watch the full report from Katie Hunter below.
Richard Heaton, Chief matron for surgery in North Cumbria, told ITV Border what the new matrons would be doing in their reinstated roles.
Clare Barlow is one of the new matrons starting at the Cumberland Infirmary today.
It is one of the measures that has been introduced by the NHS trust to try to deal with previous failings at the hospital.
New matrons are beginning work at the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital today.
The positions were created after the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust was criticised by the Keogh review into higher than expected death rates.
The Trust has recruited 70 qualified nurses during the last 12 months to try and deal with previous failings.