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Hospital bosses 'saddened' by woman's death

Police are continuing their investigations into the death of a woman in a Cumbrian hospital.

Officers were called in by the coroner after 44-year-old Sharon Grierson died at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle last Monday.

A spokesman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said they were saddened by her death but add that it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of a 44-year-old patient and we wish to express our sympathy to the patient’s family.

"We cannot comment further about the circumstances surrounding the patient’s death due to the current police investigation."

– Spokesperson, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Woman rescued after Lake District fall

Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called this morning (Monday August 1) to a woman who had slipped whilst descending from Haystacks towards Scarth Gap and injured her ankle.

The team attended along with the Great North Air Ambulance.

The 49-year-old casualty from Teesside was treated at the scene by team members and air ambulance doctors and carried to the helicopter.

She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.

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New parking rules at Cumberland Infirmary

The Cumberland Infirmary. Credit: ITV Border

Parking wardens are patrolling Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary from today, in a bid to help the hospital operate as smoothly and safely as possible.

This week they will be giving written warnings to anyone parking inappropriately in the hospital's car parks.

From next Monday (18 July) fines will be issued.

The following rules will be in place:

  • All vehicles must be parked only within marked bays
  • A valid pay and display ticket must be clearly displayed at all times
  • Disabled badge holders only in disabled bays. A valid disabled badge must be clearly displayed at all times
  • No parking on red or yellow lines or in an area with hatched markings which would potentially block emergency access
  • No parking on pavements or grassed areas
  • Drop off point 20 minute maximum stay
  • No parking in the contractors car park which is for branded vehicles working on site only
  • No parking in staff only areas

Work underway on Cumberland Infirmary car park

The Cumberland Infirmary. Credit: ITV Border

Work has begun to build a new temporary car park for the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

It will be positioned next to Reiver House in the hospital grounds, and will house 100 staff parking spaces.

It's hoped this will ease congestion in the main car parks, which are used by patients and members of the public.

Building work is due to be completed in the next two to three weeks.

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