The Dr Foster report acknowledges that the hospital expects to soon be visited by the national review team trying to improve hospital standards, because of the "higher than expected mortality rate, staff experience and patient experience results".
The trust claims that it is "committed to learning what more can be done to continually improve our systems and the wider systems of care."
The North Cumbria trust is currently in the process of being taken over by the Northumbria healthcare trust.
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A soggy start to the Christmas week will be slow to clear.
Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west