Cumbrian health scrutiny committee meeting

A Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee meeting is being held at the county offices in Kendal.

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Morecambe Bay Trust discuss problems faced by young mothers

Representatives of the UHBMT have also discussed the progress of the new special care baby unit at the Furness General in Barrow and invited members of the committee to visit.

However, County Council's Scrutiny Committee representatives were critical of the problems faced by mothers in south Cumbria.

One member of the committee said 'you should have got your act together quicker, without having to respond to public and political pressure'.

Board members from the Morecambe Bay Trust acknowledged that 'it didn't look good' but said they were confident that they had made the right decisions to help build the staffing levels to solve the problem.

They highlighted how the small team did not require many to go off sick to create problems.

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