The North Cumbria Hospitals Trust, which is soon to be taken under the control of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been placed into special measures by the Government.
A report investigating high death rates at the area's two main hospitals has been published.
Tim Backshall reports.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Cold with wintry showers overnight and on Monday.
Cold air from Canada will turn showers wintry overnight into Monday morning. Snow could settle over higher routes. Icy patches possible