A new independent report says that the North Cumbria trust, which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven, is amongst the worst 12 in the country when it comes to mortality rates.
The Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has said in an interview that it's important hospitals learn from the problems that have been uncovered.
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