Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust set for special measures

The Chief Inspector of hospitals in England has recommended that the NHS trust that runs the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal be placed into special measures. The Westmorland General was found to be providing a good service overall.

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Special Measures on the horizon for the Morecambe Bay Trust

Another of Cumbria's NHS Trusts has been told it's not up to scratch.

The Morecambe Bay Trust which runs the Westmorland General in Kendal is set to be placed into special measures.

A series of inspections found that the quality of care at their hospitals needed improvements, although the report said the Westmorland General itself was providing good overall care.

Kendal's hospital has come out the best but it runs fewer services than the Lancaster Infirmary and the Furness General.

That means many patients from this area are sent to Lancaster or Barrow. Fiona Marley Paterson been looking into what difference this will make to patient care.

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