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West Cumberland Hospital accepts liability for a mother's death

A Cumbrian NHS Trust has admitted liability for a mother's death in childbirth. But following a High Court ruling in London it will not have to compensate her son for his disabilities.

The North Cumbria Hospitals Trust admitted that the mother died from negligent care at the West Cumberland Hospital in 2002.

Her son, who's now 11, will need care for the rest of his life. But the judge concluded that his injury was not a result of negligence.

Lead stolen from West Cumberland Hospital site

More than £7,000 worth of lead has been stolen from the building site of the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The hospital is undergoing a two-year redevelopment, including demolition of part of the site.

At some point over the last ten days someone has stripped lead from the back of 66 sheets of insulation.

Cumbria police are currently investigating the event.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police on 101.


Key point of hospital construction marked

The work on the new hospital is well underway Credit: ITV News

A ceremony is due to take place this morning to mark a significant point in the construction of the new West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Copeland MP Jamie Reed will unveil a plaque on the roof of the building which is due to be completed by December next year.

First look at the new West Cumberland Hospital

Tomorrow marks the completion of the highest point of the new £90m West Cumberland Hospital.

ITV Border was given a special tour of the new state of the art facility ahead of the topping out ceremony.

Future emergency department at the new West Cumberland Hospital Credit: ITV News
Hard at work at the new accident and emergency entrance Credit: ITV News
This will soon be the new emergency department Credit: ITV News
View from on top of the new west cumberland hospital Credit: ITV News


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