Members of the public are being urged to help represent the views of local people by joining the North Cumbria Hospital Trust.
People from North Cumbria are being given the chance to find out more about becoming Governors at their local hospital.
Governors carry out roles which involve shaping the future of hospital services in the region.
Anyone interested in becoming a Governor must join the NHS Trust first, before putting themselves forward for the role.
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