A beleaguered health trust previously at the centre of a row over a high number of "serious untoward incidents" has been put into special measures.
The action has been taken against the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ruled the quality of care provided was "inadequate".
The trust runs Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe.
As part of the special measures, NHS regulator Monitor will appoint an improvement director whose role will be to provide support and expertise but also to hold the trust to account.
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