Cumbria Police say they have 'made contact' with senior figures involved in the Furness General Hospital maternity deaths investigation.
Officers confirmed that they have met the team leading the independent inquiry into the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT).
The UHMBT welcomed the announcement that the NHS Independent Inquiry can continue without waiting for the on-going police investigation to be completed.
Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS
Foundation Trust said: