Cumbrian hospitals watchdog severely criticised in damming report

A health watchdog that investigated failings at hospitals in south Cumbria, has been severely criticised by MPs.

A damning report found that the Care Quality Commission is not trusted by the public and often just 'ticks boxes' rather than actually doing its job.

The Commision investigated the Morecambe Bay Trust which has its headquaters in Kendal, after a number of deaths at the maternity unit of the hospital in Barrow.