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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Wet and windy spells, interspersed with drier interludes this week. Wintry showers and variable temperatures. Gales and a weather warning
Wetter in the west, cloudy but direr further east. Milder than of late, but blustery