WHY GEOGRAPHY MATTERS!
To give an idea of the of the size of Cumbria and the distances involved, this map, adapted from one produced by Cumbria County Council, shows Cumbria against a map of Greater London and the Home Counties.
The positions of Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow-in-Furness are shown.
Travel times and bed-to-bed times between Cumbrian hospitals are shown in the next map
This map is reproduced from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Options Appraisal on the Reconfiguration of Obstetrics and maternity services in Cumbria
The full report from November 2014 can be seen here
The next map shows the geographical position of Whitehaven hospital in relation to others in the North-East and Cumbria
This shows the area covered by the North of England Critical Care Network.
You can see more about the role of this network here