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The News and Star
We need something more imaginative than just cutting back on cottage hospitalshealth services, preferably in their locality. As for staffing, if we’re reduc
We need something more imaginative than just cutting back on cottage hospitals
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
health services, preferably in their locality. As for staffing, if we’re reducing the services provided by the West Cumberland hospital, how do we hope to attract staff to a half-functioning hospital? Those patients who would be in... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Mum backs Save Our Services campaign40 miles from a consultant. The Government’s Success Regime has recommended th
Mum backs Save Our Services campaign
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
40 miles from a consultant. The Government’s Success Regime has recommended the 24/7 consultant-led unit is removed from West Cumberland Hospital. Instead specialists would be on site in daytime hours only to provide antenatal and postnatal... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Mum backs Save Our Services campaign40 miles from a consultant. The Government’s Success Regime has recommended th
Mum backs Save Our Services campaign
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
40 miles from a consultant. The Government’s Success Regime has recommended the 24/7 consultant-led unit is removed from West Cumberland Hospital. Instead specialists would be on site in daytime hours only to provide antenatal and postnatal... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Save Our Services: It's a fight for our livesyour support to help us protest against the downgrading of consultant-led mater
Save Our Services: It's a fight for our lives
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
your support to help us protest against the downgrading of consultant-led maternity care and children's services at the West Cumberland Hospital, as well as the possible reduction of intensive care beds at Whitehaven and the transfer to Carlisle... Read more
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The News and Star
Midwife groups latest to oppose maternity moveis also flagged up as a concern. The west committee said it feel strongly that
Midwife groups latest to oppose maternity move
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
is also flagged up as a concern. The west committee said it feel strongly that a full consultant-led unit is needed at the West Cumberland Hospital. "Neither full consolidation (of births in Carlisle) nor standalone midwife-led unit (in... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birthrisk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred o
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birth
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
risk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred options for midwifery, which would see the West Cumberland Hospital lose its consultant-led unit down, on Monday. All of the west Cumbrian midwifery consultants,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birthrisk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred o
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birth
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
risk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred options for midwifery, which would see the West Cumberland Hospital lose its consultant-led unit down, on Monday. All of the west Cumbrian midwifery consultants,... Read more
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The News and Star
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birthrisk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred o
Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birth
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
risk. He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred options for midwifery, which would see the West Cumberland Hospital lose its consultant-led unit down, on Monday. All of the west Cumbrian midwifery consultants,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Staff raise baby unit fundsStaff at Cockermouth's Sainsbury's supermarket got on their bikes to raise £1,3
Staff raise baby unit funds
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
Staff at Cockermouth's Sainsbury's supermarket got on their bikes to raise £1,300 for the special care baby unit at the West Cumberland Hospital. Sainsbury's staff took part in a sponsored 100-mile route between stores in Penrith, Carlisle and... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Success Regime plans: Your viewshospital is?” “They are doing exactly what they want to do and not what the pe
Success Regime plans: Your views
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
hospital is?” “They are doing exactly what they want to do and not what the people of the west need. “They are turning West Cumberland Hospital into a cottage hospital by stealth.” “How do they expect to get to the Cumberland Infirmary in... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Success Regime plans: Your viewshospital is?” “They are doing exactly what they want to do and not what the pe
Success Regime plans: Your views
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
hospital is?” “They are doing exactly what they want to do and not what the people of the west need. “They are turning West Cumberland Hospital into a cottage hospital by stealth.” “How do they expect to get to the Cumberland Infirmary in... Read more
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The News and Star
Health chiefs: We have to act to make service safemore patients requiring emergency care would be transferred by ambulance to the
Health chiefs: We have to act to make service safe
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
more patients requiring emergency care would be transferred by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary, with the West Cumberland Hospital focusing on planned day surgery and diagnostics. Despite calls for key services, such as... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle city councillor convicted of benefit fraud quitstwo family bereavements, and his wife was diagnosed with MS. In 2014, he was a
Carlisle city councillor convicted of benefit fraud quits
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
two family bereavements, and his wife was diagnosed with MS. In 2014, he was admitted to the cardiac unit of Whitehaven's West Cumberland Hospital. He had to take time off work and was on medication for depression, he said. "I was in a very dark... Read more
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The News and Star
Campaigners accuse health bosses of failing to listen to fearsmaternity services, cutting children’s services and closing community hospital
Campaigners accuse health bosses of failing to listen to fears
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
maternity services, cutting children’s services and closing community hospital beds – despite fierce opposition. West Cumberland Hospital protesters and cottage hospital League of Friends groups have all said they are extremely... Read more
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The News and Star
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Maryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-led maternity and children's services at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. However, options also include changes to Accident and Emergency. The preferred... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
Whitehaven News / Posted 4 days ago
Maryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-led maternity and children's services at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. However, options also include changes to Accident and Emergency. The preferred... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in CumbriaMaryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-
Revealed: Success Regime's plans for health services in Cumbria
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
Maryport and Alston, though others remain at risk - and downgrading consultant-led maternity and children's services at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. However, options also include changes to Accident and Emergency. The preferred... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbria's controversial health plans to be unveiled todayare waiting anxiously to find out exactly what is proposed after a series of pr
Cumbria's controversial health plans to be unveiled today
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
are waiting anxiously to find out exactly what is proposed after a series of protests against cuts to services at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and bed closures at community hospitals across the area. It follows a lengthy... Read more
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The News and Star
Retired medic's plan to help maternity unit at west Cumbrian hospitalbecause it is reliant on locum doctors, as they simply can't recruit permanent
Retired medic's plan to help maternity unit at west Cumbrian hospital
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
because it is reliant on locum doctors, as they simply can't recruit permanent staff. But Mahesh Dhebar, who worked at the West Cumberland Hospital, believes the uncertainty that has hung over the unit for many years is in itself the main... Read more
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The News and Star
Retired medic's plan to help maternity unitbecause it is reliant on locum doctors, as they simply can't recruit permanent
Retired medic's plan to help maternity unit
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
because it is reliant on locum doctors, as they simply can't recruit permanent staff. But Mahesh Dhebar, who worked at the West Cumberland Hospital, believes the uncertainty that has hung over the unit for many years is in itself the main... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle city councillor's £3,500 housing benefit frauda family bereavement, and his wife was diagnosed with MS. In 2014, he was admi
Carlisle city councillor's £3,500 housing benefit fraud
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
a family bereavement, and his wife was diagnosed with MS. In 2014, he was admitted to the cardiac unit of Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital. He had to take time off work and was on medication for depression, he said. “I felt as though my... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Parents who lost son to help othersin hospital in which to keep his cherished items. The pair are holding a fundr
Parents who lost son to help others
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 6 days ago
in hospital in which to keep his cherished items. The pair are holding a fundraiser next Friday to donate the boxes to the West Cumberland Hospital, as well as funding a cuddle cot, which is used to keep the baby cool for up to 72 hours to allow... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Two new faces at medical campusand languages backgrounds. She will also be supporting the physician associate
Two new faces at medical campus
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
and languages backgrounds. She will also be supporting the physician associates students recently on placement at the West Cumberland Hospital. Valerie, of St Bees, said: “Combining the superb academic facilities at the Westlakes Campus with... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Councillor frustrated as Millom families could lose a vital health serviceto make a stand against proposals by the Success Regime to take away 24-hour co
Councillor frustrated as Millom families could lose a vital health service
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 7 days ago
to make a stand against proposals by the Success Regime to take away 24-hour consultancy-led maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. As a staple part of every day life for many Millom families, plans to abolish the... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in West Cumbriaof health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, w
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in West Cumbria
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
of health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, who was born by emergency caesarean at the West Cumberland Hospital after problems arose during labour. She broke down as she tried to relive the story of his... Read more
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Whitehaven News
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in West Cumbriaof health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, w
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in West Cumbria
Whitehaven News / Posted 7 days ago
of health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, who was born by emergency caesarean at the West Cumberland Hospital after problems arose during labour. She broke down as she tried to relive the story of his... Read more
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The News and Star
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in west Cumbriaof health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, w
New mum's tearful plea over maternity services in west Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
of health services. Andrea Murray introduced took her newborn baby Benjamin, who was born by emergency caesarean at the West Cumberland Hospital after problems arose during labour. She broke down as she tried to relive the story of his... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Success Regime boss to face questionsbeds in some community hospitals including Maryport's and removing consultant-l
Success Regime boss to face questions
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 8 days ago
beds in some community hospitals including Maryport's and removing consultant-led maternity services from Whitehaven's West Cumberland Hospital. A public consultation is set to be launched into the plans next week. In a show of cross-party... Read more
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The News and Star
Public voice anger during hospital meetingboss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a
Public voice anger during hospital meeting
The News and Star / Posted 8 days ago
boss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a 24/7 consultant-led maternity unit at the West Cumberland Hospital. However he suggested another option would be to have a dedicated maternity ambulance based at... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Public voice anger during hospital meetingboss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a
Public voice anger during hospital meeting
Whitehaven News / Posted 8 days ago
boss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a 24/7 consultant-led maternity unit at the West Cumberland Hospital. However he suggested another option would be to have a dedicated maternity ambulance based at... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Public voice anger during hospital meetingboss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a
Public voice anger during hospital meeting
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 8 days ago
boss said Sir Neil McKay stressed that they haven't fully ruled out retaining a 24/7 consultant-led maternity unit at the West Cumberland Hospital. However he suggested another option would be to have a dedicated maternity ambulance based at... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Stuart conquers Gladiator challengeA SON whose mum is recovering from her third diagnosis of breast cancer has rai
Stuart conquers Gladiator challenge
Whitehaven News / Posted 8 days ago
A SON whose mum is recovering from her third diagnosis of breast cancer has raised more than £1,800 for the West Cumberland Hospital. Stuart Rigg, 23, took part in the Gelt Gladiator challenge, which included 10km of muddy tracks, ice-cold water and... Read more
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The News and Star
Two people hospitalised following serious crashes in west Cumbriafrom Cumbria Police said both collisions involved pedestrians and cars. A 47-y
Two people hospitalised following serious crashes in west Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
from Cumbria Police said both collisions involved pedestrians and cars. A 47-year-old woman from Whitehaven was taken to West Cumberland Hospital following a crash involving a white Vauxhall Vivaro van in Preston Street at 3.53pm. She was... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Two people hospitalised following serious crashes in west Cumbriafrom Cumbria Police said both collisions involved pedestrians and cars. A 47-y
Two people hospitalised following serious crashes in west Cumbria
Whitehaven News / Posted 9 days ago
from Cumbria Police said both collisions involved pedestrians and cars. A 47-year-old woman from Whitehaven was taken to West Cumberland Hospital following a crash involving a white Vauxhall Vivaro van in Preston Street at 3.53pm. She was... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Maternity services plans to be revealed on MondayPlans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital
Maternity services plans to be revealed on Monday
Whitehaven News / Posted 9 days ago
Plans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital will be revealed on Monday. The Success Regime will be releasing its formal consultation document into local healthcare next week. Chairman Sir Neil McKay told a public... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Maternity services plans to be revealed on MondayPlans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital
Maternity services plans to be revealed on Monday
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 days ago
Plans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital will be revealed on Monday. The Success Regime will be releasing its formal consultation document into local healthcare next week. Chairman Sir Neil McKay told a public... Read more
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The News and Star
Plans for future of Cumbria's hospitals to be released on MondayPlans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital
Plans for future of Cumbria's hospitals to be released on Monday
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
Plans for the future of the maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital will be revealed on Monday. The Success Regime will be releasing its formal consultation document into local healthcare next week. Chairman Sir Neil McKay told a public... Read more
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The News and Star
MP writes to Success Regime after medics raise concernsConcerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the
MP writes to Success Regime after medics raise concerns
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
Concerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the future of maternity services have prompted Workington MP Sue Hayman to write to health bosses. Mrs Hayman said she wanted clarification from the Success Regime after six... Read more
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The News and Star
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concernsConcerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concerns
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
Concerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the future of maternity services have prompted Workington MP Sue Hayman to write to health bosses. Mrs Hayman said she wanted clarification from the Success Regime after six... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concernsConcerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concerns
Whitehaven News / Posted 9 days ago
Concerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the future of maternity services have prompted Workington MP Sue Hayman to write to health bosses. Mrs Hayman said she wanted clarification from the Success Regime after six... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concernsConcerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the
Sue Hayman writes to Success Regime after medics raise concerns
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 days ago
Concerns raised by senior consultants at the West Cumberland Hospital over the future of maternity services have prompted Workington MP Sue Hayman to write to health bosses. Mrs Hayman said she wanted clarification from the Success Regime after six... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Tickets available for Think Pink charity eventwhich co-incides with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the years money rais
Tickets available for Think Pink charity event
Whitehaven News / Posted 9 days ago
which co-incides with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the years money raised by the group has been donated to the West Cumberland Hospital which has bought an ultrasound machine and help establish a local screening clinic. Next month's... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Hospital staff warned not to post concerns onlineis a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruli
Hospital staff warned not to post concerns online
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
is a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruling by fear. Lynne Davies, of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group, said: "We were optimistic there was to be less intimidation of staff and more open... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Hospital staff warned not to post concerns onlineis a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruli
Hospital staff warned not to post concerns online
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 10 days ago
is a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruling by fear. Lynne Davies, of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group, said: "We were optimistic there was to be less intimidation of staff and more open... Read more
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The News and Star
Hospital staff warning over social media postsis a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruli
Hospital staff warning over social media posts
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
is a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruling by fear. Lynne Davies, of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group, said: "We were optimistic there was to be less intimidation of staff and more open... Read more
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The News and Star
North Cumbria hospitals staff warned not to post NHS concerns on social mediais a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruli
North Cumbria hospitals staff warned not to post NHS concerns on social media
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
is a direct warning to those staff who have spoken out, accusing bosses of ruling by fear. Lynne Davies, of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group, said: “We were optimistic there was to be less intimidation of staff and more open... Read more
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The News and Star
Work set to start on next phase of west Cumbrian hospital rebuildWork on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the e
Work set to start on next phase of west Cumbrian hospital rebuild
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
Work on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the end of the year – but the final plans will depend on the outcome of an upcoming public consultation over services. Bosses are about to sign off designs for some services,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Next phase of hospital redevelopment to startWork on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the e
Next phase of hospital redevelopment to start
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
Work on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the end of the year – but the final plans will depend on the outcome of an upcoming public consultation over services. Bosses are about to sign off designs for some services,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Man on mobility scooter assaultedA man driving a mobility scooter was assaulted in Whitehaven. It happened near
Man on mobility scooter assaulted
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
A man driving a mobility scooter was assaulted in Whitehaven. It happened near the entrance to the West Cumberland Hospital in Hensingham, between 7.30pm and 8pm on Friday. The victim was a man in his 60s. The suspect is a man wearing a black... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Next phase of hospital redevelopment to startWork on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the e
Next phase of hospital redevelopment to start
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 10 days ago
Work on the next phase of the West Cumberland Hospital is set to start at the end of the year – but the final plans will depend on the outcome of an upcoming public consultation over services. Bosses are about to sign off designs for some services,... Read more
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