Health bosses vote on the future of health services in Cumbria

Consultant-led maternity services will stay at the West Cumberland Hospital for at least another year, while emergency paediatric services will be based at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Health bosses are voting on the future of health care services in Cumbria, at a meeting in Workington today.

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Stroke services to be centralised in Carlisle

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Stroke services will be centralised in Carlisle in a hyper-acute stroke unit, health bosses have decided.

The new unit would be staffed by specialists seven days a week, and a transient ischemic attack service will also be considered to run alongside it.

Ambulances will take patients directly to Carlisle, with west Cumbrian patients then being sent to acute stroke and rehabilitation facilities at the West Cumberland Hospital if further care is needed.

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