Hospital chairman's plans

The interim chair of a south Lakes hospital trust criticised by health watchdogs in a series of reports has outlined an action plan to improve services.

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Health group welcomes improvement plans

Dr Colin Wilkinson, South Lakes Helath Action Group Credit: ITV Border

Dr Colin Wilkinson from South Lakes Health Action group said they welcomed the appointment of Sir David Henshaw.

He said: 'Sir David has an impressive CV and reputation. I'm pleased to hear he wants to work with us but I didn't send a letter a month ago with no reply

'Hopefully he will be in touch soon. There does need to be change and I agree it may take a couple of years to get right and we wish him all the best.'

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