One of the county's most senior doctors has admitted many of his colleagues have "reservations" about proposed changes to maternity services in West Cumbria.
Dr John Howarth is Deputy Chief Executive of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
He was giving his personal opinion at a public meeting in Maryport to discuss various options for the future of healthcare in Cumbria.
People running the NHS say their preferred option is a midwife-led unit at the West Cumberland Hospital meaning many more pregnant woman would have to travel to Carlisle to give birth.
There's a chance some community hospital beds in Maryport could be saved, according to health officials in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Campaigners opposing plans to downgrade maternity services in west Cumbria have dressed up as corpses in front of a meeting of health bosses.
The Success Regime - appointed by the government to improve healthcare in Cumbria - is considering removing consultant-led maternity care from the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
They are holding public meetings across the county as part of a consultation into the plans, and protestors gathered outside one of the meetings in Whitehaven.
Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a "general consensus" that maternity services at West Cumberland Hospital should be downgraded.Read the full story ›
An NHS Trust says reductions in the number of people dying at hospitals is down to the centralisation of emergency surgery in Carlisle.Read the full story ›
Plans to bring more than 500 mining jobs to west Cumbria are moving forwards, according to the company behind the project.Read the full story ›
A progress report on fresh plans to bring mining to West Cumbria will be available to the public tthis weekend in WhitehavenRead the full story ›
Residents of a west Cumbrian village hit by flooding in the build up to Storm Desmond are being invited to a public meeting tonight.
More than a hundred properties in Flimby flooded on the 3rd of December last year.
It was the first place in our region to suffer significant damage during the winter floods.
The meeting will discuss a report looking at how future flooding could be prevented.
The money will turn a cycle path in West Cumbria into an arts trail celebrating the region's railways.Read the full story ›
The charity that helps older people has been awarded half a million pounds to tackle loneliness, a particular problem in the area.Read the full story ›