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Whitehaven News
Hospital medical staff speak of fears for patient safetya patient died following a transfer from Whitehaven to Carlisle hospitals. The
Hospital medical staff speak of fears for patient safety
Whitehaven News / Posted 18 hours ago
a patient died following a transfer from Whitehaven to Carlisle hospitals. The unidentified patient was taken from the West Cumberland Hospital to the Cumberland Infirmary in March, but died after suffering a cardiac arrest. Concerned staff... Read more
19h
The News and Star
West Cumberland Hospital meeting - venue changeA public meeting about the future of hospital services in west Cumbria is being
West Cumberland Hospital meeting - venue change
The News and Star / Posted 19 hours ago
A public meeting about the future of hospital services in west Cumbria is being moved to a new venue. West Cumberland hospital campaigners have been urging local people to attend the meeting, to let bosses know how important the hospital and its... Read more
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21h
The News and Star
Inquiry launched after patient dies following transfer to Carlisle hospitala patient died following a transfer from Whitehaven to Carlisle hospitals. The
Inquiry launched after patient dies following transfer to Carlisle hospital
The News and Star / Posted 21 hours ago
a patient died following a transfer from Whitehaven to Carlisle hospitals. The unidentified patient was taken from the West Cumberland Hospital to the Cumberland Infirmary in March, but died after suffering a cardiac arrest. Concerned staff... Read more
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The News and Star
‘Why I would drive my sick children out of the county’to take North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust out of special measures.”
‘Why I would drive my sick children out of the county’
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
to take North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust out of special measures.” Figures reveal The Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital continue to miss A&E targets, with some patients waiting longer than 12 hours. This is having a... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Public meeting to raise parking chaosincluding the Moorside nuclear power station development - and its associated a
Public meeting to raise parking chaos
Whitehaven News / Posted 5 days ago
including the Moorside nuclear power station development - and its associated accommodation and transport links - and the West Cumberland Hospital. He added: "Our council will do all we can to bring together key stakeholders to try and find... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Copeland MP Jamie Reed secures Westminster health debateongoing recruitment crisis, the increasing pressure on services, the uncertaint
Copeland MP Jamie Reed secures Westminster health debate
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
ongoing recruitment crisis, the increasing pressure on services, the uncertainty around the Phase 2 of the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital and will call upon the government to commit to providing the Success Regime with the funding that is... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
MP calls for urgent health talkswas appointed. Her news came as about 450 people turned out to a public meetin
MP calls for urgent health talks
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
was appointed. Her news came as about 450 people turned out to a public meeting in Whitehaven - dubbed STOP! - set up by West Cumberland Hospital campaigners to defend services. Mrs Hayman has now called for urgent talks with the Success Regime,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Copeland MP Jamie Reed calls for govt debateongoing recruitment crisis, the increasing pressure on services, the uncertaint
Copeland MP Jamie Reed calls for govt debate
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
ongoing recruitment crisis, the increasing pressure on services, the uncertainty around the Phase 2 of the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital and will call upon the Government to commit to providing the necessary funding. He said: “After... Read more
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The News and Star
Hundreds turn up for health meetingas about 450 people turned out to a high profile public meeting in Whitehaven -
Hundreds turn up for health meeting
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
as about 450 people turned out to a high profile public meeting in Whitehaven - dubbed STOP! by organisers - set up by West Cumberland Hospital campaigners to defend services. Workington's Sue Hayman has now called for urgent talks with to the... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Hundreds turn up for health meetingat Whitehaven Civic Hall The STOP! public meeting, held on Sunday at Whitehave
Hundreds turn up for health meeting
Whitehaven News / Posted 8 days ago
at Whitehaven Civic Hall The STOP! public meeting, held on Sunday at Whitehaven Civic Hall, was organised by We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group who stated it was "fed up'' with endless consultations by the Success Regime. By... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Boxing debut for Butch to say thanks to hospitalwill compete in a charity boxing clash with friend David Eldon in September to
Boxing debut for Butch to say thanks to hospital
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
will compete in a charity boxing clash with friend David Eldon in September to raise funds for the Henderson Suite at West Cumberland Hospital. It is a poignant tribute from 28-year-old Gareth to his auntie Anne McConvey. The mum-of-three... Read more
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The News and Star
Hospital campaigners urge west Cumbrians to attend Stop! meetingto give local people a say over options being put forward by health bosses – wh
Hospital campaigners urge west Cumbrians to attend Stop! meeting
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
to give local people a say over options being put forward by health bosses – which could see more services lost from the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The views will be collated and presented to chiefs at the Success Regime, the body... Read more
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The News and Star
Toddler says thanks to air ambulance crew who flew him to hospitalwhen he developed breathing problems. Freddie Stott, two, was airlifted by the
Toddler says thanks to air ambulance crew who flew him to hospital
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
when he developed breathing problems. Freddie Stott, two, was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service from the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Easter Sunday. Freddie’s illness... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Toddler says thanks to air crew who flew him to hospitalwhen he developed breathing problems. Freddie Stott, two, was airlifted by the
Toddler says thanks to air crew who flew him to hospital
Whitehaven News / Posted 11 days ago
when he developed breathing problems. Freddie Stott, two, was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service from the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Easter Sunday. Freddie’s illness... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Beatrice bowls members overup the male and female sides of the sport, which helps to keep it going.” Beat
Beatrice bowls members over
Whitehaven News / Posted 14 days ago
up the male and female sides of the sport, which helps to keep it going.” Beatrice, a domestic worker at the nearby West Cumberland Hospital, was introduced to the sport – and the Whitehaven club – by her parents, Andy and Catherine, who... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Fishing boat rescues stricken jet skiersthe Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the
Fishing boat rescues stricken jet skiers
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 15 days ago
the Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the casualties were taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital. A search for the men, who are understood to be local, was already underway after a former... Read more
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The News and Star
Fishing boat rescues stricken jet skiersFlixi, which also escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, th
Fishing boat rescues stricken jet skiers
The News and Star / Posted 16 days ago
Flixi, which also escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the casualties were taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital. It was the second time the coastguard had been involved incidents on Saturday. Earlier that day,... Read more
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The News and Star
Jet skiers rescuedthe Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the
Jet skiers rescued
The News and Star / Posted 16 days ago
the Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the casualties were taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital. A search for the men, who are understood to be local, was already underway after a former... Read more
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The News and Star
Jet skiers rescuedthe Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the
Jet skiers rescued
The News and Star / Posted 16 days ago
the Flixi, which escorted the second jet ski ashore. Once back in harbour, the casualties were taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital. A search for the men, who are understood to be local, was already underway after a former... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Loved ones get muddy for Buddyunimaginable heartache when their son Buddy was stillborn in November. In reco
Loved ones get muddy for Buddy
Whitehaven News / Posted 19 days ago
unimaginable heartache when their son Buddy was stillborn in November. In recognition of the support by the labour ward at West Cumberland Hospital, the Blacklocks set out to give something back. Last Saturday, a 27-strong team aimed to “get muddy... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Whitehaven nurse wins awardas a paediatric nurse in 1996 and lived overseas until her return in 2001 where
Whitehaven nurse wins award
Whitehaven News / Posted 20 days ago
as a paediatric nurse in 1996 and lived overseas until her return in 2001 where she began working on Fairfield Ward at the West Cumberland Hospital. She started as a school nurse in 2003 and is now responsible for over 3,000 secondary and primary... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
No beds at Carlisle hospital meant operation cancelled for second timeweeks. A review is underway after two serious untoward incidents, when patients
No beds at Carlisle hospital meant operation cancelled for second time
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 25 days ago
weeks. A review is underway after two serious untoward incidents, when patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E at the West Cumberland Hospital, on Easter Monday. Staffing issues are also causing problems, with matrons and senior nurses being... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Town council steps into hospitals fightbed closures. They have met with health bosses and raised concerns about the a
Town council steps into hospitals fight
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 26 days ago
bed closures. They have met with health bosses and raised concerns about the ability of other services, including the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and county council adult services to cope with... Read more
26d
The News and Star
Cumbrian mum wants formula milk that made her daughter sick bannedto A&E. "In the car she was dropping in and out of consciousness." Her partne
Cumbrian mum wants formula milk that made her daughter sick banned
The News and Star / Posted 26 days ago
to A&E. "In the car she was dropping in and out of consciousness." Her partner Edward Magill, 24, also rushed to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, where Alayah was tested for meningitis, water infection and scarlet fever. After 24... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Workington mum's campaign to have milk formula withdrawn from saleto A&E. "In the car she was dropping in and out of consciousness." Her partne
Workington mum's campaign to have milk formula withdrawn from sale
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 26 days ago
to A&E. "In the car she was dropping in and out of consciousness." Her partner Edward Magill, 24, also rushed to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, where Alayah was tested for meningitis, water infection and scarlet fever. After 24... Read more
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26d
The News and Star
Dispute about contracts that are 'safe and fair' for patients, says striking doctorper week NHS. A spokeswoman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust,
Dispute about contracts that are 'safe and fair' for patients, says striking doctor
The News and Star / Posted 26 days ago
per week NHS. A spokeswoman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages the infirmary and Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital, said: “Like every NHS organisation, we have tried and tested plans in place to deal with a range of... Read more
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The News and Star
Staffing crisis forces matrons back on frontline at north Cumbria hospitalstaking on frontline roles to help plug staffing gaps at hospitals in Carlisle a
Staffing crisis forces matrons back on frontline at north Cumbria hospitals
The News and Star / Posted 27 days ago
taking on frontline roles to help plug staffing gaps at hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven. The Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital have long been struggling to recruit enough nursing staff. Problems have worsened since the... Read more
28d
The News and Star
Cumbria's junior doctors take part in walkoutmonth - has been supported by about 100 junior doctors across the area. Pickets
Cumbria's junior doctors take part in walkout
The News and Star / Posted 28 days ago
month - has been supported by about 100 junior doctors across the area. Pickets have been held at the Cumberland Infirmary, West Cumberland Hospital and in Carlisle city centre. Local health leaders say contingency plans to minimise the impact on... Read more
28d
The News and Star
Junior doctors in walkoutmonth - has been supported by about 100 junior doctors across the area. Pickets
Junior doctors in walkout
The News and Star / Posted 28 days ago
month - has been supported by about 100 junior doctors across the area. Pickets have been held at the Cumberland Infirmary, West Cumberland Hospital and in Carlisle city centre. Local health leaders say contingency plans to minimise the impact on... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
New clinic launchedoperation. The new clinic will offer both in one appointment, and a date for s
New clinic launched
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 28 days ago
operation. The new clinic will offer both in one appointment, and a date for surgery will also be provided, either at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven or Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. John Wayman, consultant general surgeon, said:... Read more
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The News and Star
Drunken man attacked porters at west Cumbria hospitalhe made a drunken visit to a hospital. Ryan O’Callaghan, 21, of Noble Croft, A
Drunken man attacked porters at west Cumbria hospital
The News and Star / Posted a month ago
he made a drunken visit to a hospital. Ryan O’Callaghan, 21, of Noble Croft, Aspatria, carried out the offence at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. On December 27 he made his way into the building and was asked to leave but a... Read more

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