The NHS trust which runs the Westmorland General in Kendal is to be placed into special measures.
It follows a series of inspections that found that the quality of care at two hospitals of the Morecambe Bay NHS Trust needed improvements, although the Westmorland General itself was providing a good service overall.
The county's two other main hospitals are already in special measures. Here's Fiona Marley Patterson.
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Dry & bright for Monday & Tuesday- frosty starts & fog patches slow to clear. Cloudier skies from midweek, milder but more unsettled
The RMT Union is warning more than 2,000 City Link workers will lose their jobs on New Year's Eve. 28 staff are based at the Carlisle depot.
Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch