Eric Morton said he was pleased to have been chosen as the new Interim Chief Executive of the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust.
The trust runs the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.
It faces investigations into its A&E services and maternity care.
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After a nine-month re-development, people can now journey on the La'al Ratty railway to the new Ravenglass Railway Museum.
An art exhibition will be taking place this weekend at the Rose Castle, which used to be the private home of the Bishops of Carlisle.