Cumbrian hospital at centre of manslaughter inquiry

West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven Credit: ITV News Border

A Cumbrian hospital is at the centre of a manslaughter inquiry following the death of a 40-year-old man.

Michael Parke from Cockermouth died at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven in December last year, and concerns about his death were raised by the coroner.

In a statement Cumbria Police say the investigation is into gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.

No details have been released about how Mr Parke died.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said the trust was co-operating fully with the police investigation and was not able to comment while it was underway.