Health

Chance to debate Cumbria’s health services

Chance to debate Cumbria’s health services

A health service debate, meeting the new CEO and even the chance to learn handicrafts are all on the agenda for members of CPFT this October. There’s something for everyone at the Trust’s Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday 2nd October at Forum 28 in Barrow-in-Furness.…

Fantastic fundraising efforts benefit RLI

Fantastic fundraising efforts benefit RLI

Some fantastic fundraising efforts have raised more than £4,500 recently for departments at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Both the emergency department and the oncology units at the hospital benefitted from fundraising efforts.…

Action needed at West Cumberland Hospital says CQC

Action needed at West Cumberland Hospital says CQC

The majority of people using the service (patients) told the CQC that they were satisfied with the care and treatment they received at the West Cumberland Hospital: "The nurses are brilliant, they are run off their feet but are very helpful."…

West Cumberland orthopaedic theatres closed due to safety concerns

West Cumberland orthopaedic theatres closed due to safety concerns

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has today announced the temporary closure of two orthopaedic theatres at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. Issues concerning the air flow in the two theatres have been brought to light as part of the Keogh Review process and as soon as the Trust became aware of concerns it took immediate…

£10 million funding boost for North West hospices

£10 million funding boost for North West hospices

Hospices across the North West providing end of life care for children and adults have been awarded a share of £60million government funding to improve care environments and settings. A total of 29 hospices in the region will benefit from the fund, which will be used to invest in creating new spaces for patients, their families and carers…

Family’s £20,000 thank you to West Cumberland ICU

Family’s £20,000 thank you to West Cumberland ICU

A grateful daughter and her family have raised almost £20,000 for the Intensive Care Unit at West Cumberland Hospital to say thank you for the care her father received. Tony Ennis was treated on ICU in late 2011 and vowed to raise money for the unit to thank staff for the care they gave him and others. Sadly he died in March 2012…

New clinical leadership team in place for children’s mental health services

New clinical leadership team in place for children’s mental health services

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of four new clinical roles for their Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The Trust has appointed a new Clinical Director of Children’s Services, two new Consultant Psychiatrists and a new Pathway Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing.…

County’s GPs show how local NHS is Listening to Cumbria

County’s GPs show how local NHS is Listening to Cumbria

Concerns about appointments, test results and communication between health care professionals, these are just some of the key issues raised by over 700 respondents across the county who took part Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group's Listening to Cumbria campaign.…

Heart Centre celebrates successful first year

Heart Centre celebrates successful first year

As they celebrate its first birthday, staff in The Heart Centre in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle are looking back on a successful first year and looking ahead to an exciting future. Since the Centre opened its doors to patients on 29 November 2011, over 1600 patients have been treated - 1029 for Diagnostic Angiograms, 447 for Percuntaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs) …

Heart Centre staff charity night success

Heart Centre staff charity night success

Staff in the Heart Centre in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle have raised £1,400 after hosting a summer charity ball on Saturday 21 July in the Shepherds Inn & Auctioneer. The money raised will go to the Heart Centre’s charitable funds and will be used to buy additional equipment, fund extra staff training and improve the environment for patients and relatives.…

UHMBT commences search for permanent chair

UHMBT commences search for permanent chair

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has launched its search for a new permanent chair who will continue to drive forward improvements in patient care. Sir David Henshaw was appointed as interim chair earlier this year as part of plans to transform the Trust’s services for patients across Morecambe Bay.…

Cumbria’s health chiefs urge everyone to Choose well this Easter

Cumbria’s health chiefs urge everyone to Choose well this Easter

Health chiefs are urging everyone stock up their medicine cabinets in time for the Easter break, and choose their health services wisely. GP practices and pharmacies work together to provide services on a rota over public holiday times, so that their staff can have a well-earned rest, while ensuring the public can still access healthcare. …

Carleton Clinic Carlisle gets new solar panels

Carleton Clinic Carlisle gets new solar panels

Solar panels which have been installed at the Carleton Clinic in Carlisle are expected to save 22 tonnes of green house emissions a year. Carleton Clinic, which provides hospital services for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and problems with substance misuse, has completed a scheme to install 204 solar panels on the main building.…

New £3.5 million GP health centre for Grange-over-Sands

New £3.5 million GP health centre for Grange-over-Sands

Regional NHS bosses have given the go-ahead for a state-of-the-art £3.5 million GP health centre in Grange-over-Sands. Construction work on the new Health Centre at Berners Close is due to start early this summer with completion by summer 2013. Once complete, it will provide a new home for GPs currently based at Nutwood surgery in Windermere Road and Rose Grove Surgery in Albert Road…

Patients get personal about their health services

Patients get personal about their health services

Cumbrians trust their GPs because they are open and honest and care about patients as individuals. The findings come from research carried out with patients across the county earlier this year which will be used to help family doctors plan how health services should be designed and work in their area in the future.…