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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