Madge Bazley has spent a lifetime with her husband, but will now have to make a six-hour round trip to visit him in West Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Volunteers are needed to help new and expectant mums breastfeed their babies.Read the full story ›
People in Kendal are being asked to make their thoughts known on maternity services in the county.
The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special event from 11am-2pm at South Lakes Foyer, Yard 95 in the town.
The Trust is looking to talk to anyone that is, or has been, involved with maternity services, such as mums-to-be, mums, dads, carers, people who support and care for babies, and friends and families of people that have used the service.
Patients of a ward at Westmorland General Hospital that's to close by the end of the Summer say they're devastated.Read the full story ›
The trust that runs the West Cumberland hospital and the Cumberland Infirmary is performing above the national average.Read the full story ›
New 'Virtual Clinics' at Cumbria NHS Trust means patients suspected of having dementia are diagnosed quicker than ever before.Read the full story ›
A new ‘one stop’ surgical clinic in Cockermouth will offer hernia and gallstone patients an improved service, according to NHS bosses.
Surgeons from North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust will start the weekly clinic at Cockermouth Community Hospital from 6 April 2016, seeing approximately 12 patients a week.
Currently, patients attend hospital for an initial appointment with a surgeon followed by a pre-assessment appointment and then await a date for surgery. The new clinic will offer patients both the consultation and pre-assessment during the same appointment and a date for surgery will also be provided at the end of the appointment.
“I am delighted to introduce the new clinic which offers many advantages to hernia and gallstone patients.
"Rather than attending the hospital on two occasions and then awaiting a date for surgery, patients can attend one appointment in Cockermouth and leave knowing when their surgery will be.
“We are planning to offer patients a choice of dates for surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary and the state-of-the-art facilities at the new West Cumberland Hospital."
A report has been released following an inspection of local health services across Cumbria which shows a mix of good and inadequate results.Read the full story ›
A Carlisle doctor's surgery has re-opened following a suspected gas leak.
The Spencer Street practice was evacuated this morning and appointments postponed.
NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group say the incident has now been resolved and the surgery is open again.
A Carlisle doctor’s surgery has been evacuated following a suspected gas leak.
The Spencer Street Surgery is currently closed while engineers investigate.
NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group say patient appointments are not going ahead at the moment and that further updates will be issued as soon as the information is available.