People supporting family or friends with dementia are being invited to an open day this afternoon.
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is opening up the Ruskin Unit - a centre used to to assess patients with dementia to determine their level of need and the best way that they can be supported.
The open day, which runs from 2pm-4pm, is a chance for anyone affected by dementia to take a look at the unit, meet staff and talk to representatives from a range of organisations – including the Alzheimer’s Society to ask for advice. There will also be a vintage bus on site and a range of activities that will invite people to take a trip down memory lane.
The Ruskin Unit is based at the Carleton Clinic, Cumwhinton Drive, Carlisle, CA1 3SX.
A new patient privacy monitoring system has been introduced for hospitals run by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
FairWarning will use electronic patient records to identify patterns of inappropriate and illegitimate access to a patient’s health record and will alert managers.
This is subject to the consent of patients, and it means only people involved in their care can access their records.
A Cumbrian pilot study that looked at a new way of treating migraines has shown positive results.
87% patients benefited from the treatment,which uses a technique that cools the nasal passages.
According to the trust, up to 15% of Cumbrians suffer from migraines and they are one of the main reasons for referrals into the Neurology service run by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The study called COOLHEAD was led by Dr Jitka Vanderpol Consultant Neurologist from Trust’s Neurology Department.
The COOLHEAD team will run a larger clinical trial this year.
A staffing shortage has temporarily reduced the capacity of Workington Hospital.
Four of the fourteen beds normally in use have been closed, leaving just ten available.
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says the situation has resulted from an "exceptional combination of circumstances" including an unplanned shortage of nurses.
It says the beds will reopen when the vacant positions are filled.
A man from Carlisle is urging people who live with stress, panic, anxiety or depression to seek help.
Barrie Osgood says since his diagnosis, he has benefited from a mixture of medication, and from going to Ways to Wellbeing courses.
The courses, run by The Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust, have been attended by more than 700 people since they launched .
In Cumbria, about 125,000 people will be affected by a mental health illness during their lifetime.
Students in Cumbria are being given advice on how to give up smoking as part of national 'No Smoking Day'.
The joint campaign between Kendal College and Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust is aiming to help students kick the habit by showing them the damaging effects of smoking with the help from a smartphone 'App'.
The smoking time machine app has been developed by members of the Cumbria Partnership Communications team and shows in graphic detail how old people will look after 10 or 20 years as a smoker.