Plans to lead one of the regions Hospital Trusts out of crisis have been revealed. Members of the Morecambe Bay NHS Trust met in Kendal to hear their new Chairman outline his solutions to the challenges they face over the next few months.
Sir David Henshaw was brought in to implement emergency measures after some trust hospitals were found to have serious failings in patient care
Bosses from the Trust that runs the Westmorland General Hospital are to present their annual report.
Last year working practices and patient care was criticised at hospitals ran by the Morecambe Bay Trust.
They say they have now improved.
Darren Tate didn't realise he'd had a heart attack on top of Blencathra until he was taken to hospital. He's now pledging to raise £20,000 for the heart unit at the Cumberland Infirmary.
The entrance to the only accident and emergency hospital in the Scottish Borders was sealed off due to heavy flooding earlier today.
A local burn running beside Borders General Hospital near Melrose, Roxburghshire, burst its banks sending water pouring into the car parks.
The only access was by Chiefswood Road in Melrose, a back road which leads into the hospital grounds.
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service sent three tenders to start pumping water out of the car parks which were evacuated as cars became stranded under several inches of water.
Police closed off the main entrance at the Melrose by-pass turn-off and advised motorists to stay away from the area.
Patient Paul Graham from Galashiels just managed to move his car in time as it was surrounding by water.
Following confirmation that a man has been admitted into Carlisle's Cumberland with suspected Legionnaires disease, health professionals are keen to reassure people that this is not a new outbreak.
The gentleman was visiting the region from Edinburgh when he fell ill and there's no chance of infection. Dr Nigel Calvert is the Associate Director of Public Health, NHS Cumbria.
Health officials have confirmed that a man from Edinburgh has been admitted into Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary with suspected Legionnaires disease.
It's believed he was visiting Cumbria when he took ill.
Health bosses are keen to reassure the public and have explained that the disease is not infectious and this case is not a new outbreak. One man has died and there are currently 24 confirmed cases of the disease and 37 suspected cases. They are all centred on Edinburgh.
Eric Morton said he was pleased to have been chosen as the new Interim Chief Executive of the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust.
The trust runs the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.
It faces investigations into its A&E services and maternity care.
A meeting will be held today between managers and unions following a vote of no confidence earlier this year against a Cumbrian hospital trust.
Unions feared proposed cuts could affect patient safety at hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven.
The Trust insists patient care remains their top priority.