New matrons are beginning work at the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital today.
The positions were created after the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust was criticised by the Keogh review into higher than expected death rates.
The Trust has recruited 70 qualified nurses during the last 12 months to try and deal with previous failings.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for Cumbria & The Scottish Borders
Another cold and icy night but cloudier, wetter, windier and milder from the west by dawn
Icy patches will be a hazard on some untreated roads, pavements & paths. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces