Medical Director to step down
The Medical Director at the hospital trust in charge of Kendal's Westmorland General is to step down after two terms.
Peter Dyer will continue to work as a consultant surgeon, as well being involved in a review of education, training and research at the University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust.
Last month the former chief executive of the Trust, Tony Halsall, stood down.
It followed critical reports from health watchdogs about maternity services, A&E staffing levels and out-patient appointments.
Sir David Henshaw, UHMBT chair, today thanked Mr Dyer for six years as Medical Director.
He added: “Peter has a passion for education and training and will be of real benefit to this forthcoming review."
The Trust will advertise for a new permanent Medical Director.
Hospital trust criticised
A health watchdog has issued two more warning notices against a south Lakes hospital Trust.
The Care Quality Commission says patient monitoring needs to be improved at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust.
Patients should also not be placed in mixed sex accommodation.
The Trust - whose chief executive resigned last month - says it's working to improve things.
Hospital improvements begin
Bosses at a south Lakes hospital trust which has been criticised by a health watchdog says work's underway to make improvements.
The Care Quality Commission identifed a series of failingsat the Royal Lancaster Infirmary's casualty department.
That's where many people in the south Lakes recieve emergency care.
Last week the chief executive of the Trust resigned.
Its interim chairman says works underway to improve emergency care and reduce a backlog in outpatient follow-up appointments.