WEST CUMBRIA KEEPS CONSULTANT-LED MATERNITY SERVICES
On 3 July 2019 the North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body decided that Consultant-led maternity services should stay at West Cumberland Hospital. Jan den Bak, Chair of West Cumbrians' Voice for Healthcare said:
"We are relieved and delighted at this decision which follows years of hard work and struggle by community members and by hospital staff and management. What began as a battle between the NHS and our community has developed into a working relationship to plan good health services here. It's not perfect and there are always likely to be tensions. But this is an excellent start and we hope gives us a foundation to work together to overcome future hurdles."
You don't need to be an expert to join us. If you want to know more please email us (link below) with your telephone number and we will call you back.
Alternatively come along to the next Working Together meeting on Wednesday 17 July at 6pm until 8pm at the Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington CA14 5HA.
Or find us at the Distington Vintage Rally on Sunday 7 July. We will be on the Rotary Club stand where you can get a free health check and talk to us and others involved in the Copeland Community Health Project. This new project is bringing together people from across Copeland - members of the public, community representatives, charities, and the health sector - all determined to help prevent strokes happening to our friends, neighbours, family members, and ourselves.