More lives being saved in North Cumbria

A new report claims North Cumbria's mortality rate has reduced Credit: PA

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust says that changes made by healthcare leaders have led to more lives being saved in North Cumbria.

A new report by healthcare analysts Dr Foster shows North Cumbria’s mortality rate has reduced since 2012, when the Trust was recorded as having one of the highest Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios in England.

The Trust claims that the report, called ‘Is Special Measures Working?’, is proof that changes put in place since then have been effective.