Discussions about special care baby unit in Barrow

Discussions are being held about the future of a hospital trust hit by a staffing crisis.

Morecambe Bay NHS had to close the special care baby unit in Barrow because of a shortage of staff. The consultant-led maternity service there was also shut.

It means some pregnant women could face a 100 mile round trip to Lancaster.

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Barrow maternity campaign

Campaigners hoping to protect maternity services in Barrow will hold talks with hospital bosses today. Hundreds are expected at a meeting to discuss a review of services at Furness General.