A new report has found that infant mortality rates in Cumbria are well below the national average, but the NHS says things can still be improved.
In the south of the county there are serious problems with maternity services at the hospital in Barrow, but as a whole this report is being seen as good news. And it mirrors similar positive results in Scotland.
This is John Bevir's report.
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