Maternity and neonatal services at Furness General Hospital are being transferred to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary on a temporary basis because of low staffing levels.
This is a shocking decision taken without the prior knowledge or agreement of the doctors who are supposed to ensure families have the health services they need.
The special care baby unit and the consultant-led maternity service should be a priority for the area and surely they could have been kept open by a temporary transfer of staff from the other hospitals in the trust.
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