​Public consultation on Healthcare for the Future

Fierce opposition to Success Regime proposals was shown through public protests and the 10,000 strong (and still growing) VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE SUCCESS REGIME organised by the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group.


Local newspapers Times and Star and Whitehaven News collected almost 10,000 signatures for their SAVE OUR SERVICES petition, handed to the Success Regime at the end of the consultation.

Published responses from public bodies, groups and voluntary organisations share many of the general public concerns. Download them from the links below.

VOICE response:

Download our 30-page response to see our findings on:

maternity services 

children’s services   

community hospital inpatient beds    

emergency and acute care    

hyper-acute stroke services 

emergency surgery

trauma and orthopaedic services

We also give our views on some of the wider issues arising from the Success Regime's proposed changes

A 2-page summary can also be downloaded here

Other documents:

  • 19 December: Cumbrian Newspapers pubish open letter to Stephen Childs, Chief Executive of the organsation which will make the decisions to be announced in March, the Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

Success Regime briefing notes on consultation