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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:26:15 +0000

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Flu vaccination target reached in Morecambe Bay

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:38:05 +0000

THE University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has reached a target set nationally of vaccinating 75 per cent of its frontline staff against flu.



Virus warning by Ebola expert

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:16:36 +0100

A talk by a Lancaster University expert will explore what other viruses lie in wait for humanity in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.



Catering team at Kendal hospital praised for promoting healthy food choices

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:14:13 +0000

RESTAURANT staff at Westmorland General Hospital have been presented with an award recognising their commitment to providing wholesome, healthy food choices on the menu.



A&E at Royal Lancaster Infirmary sees surge in demand

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:31:06 +0000

HOSPITAL bosses have urged people to help take the pressure of accident and emergency services in Royal Lancaster Infirmary after a 'sudden surge in demand'.



Cumbria to host summit to discuss innovation in health care

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:26:01 +0000

A special summit is to be held in Cumbria where health experts will share and generate ideas that could lead to innovation to improve health and social care.



University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust could soon be taken out of special measures

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:26:12 +0000

THE trust that runs Morecambe Bay hospitals could soon be taken out of special measures after inspectors said it longer should be rated as inadequate.



LETTER: Show your support for doctors and the NHS

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:50:00 +0000

I WROTE THE OPEN LETTER AND SIGNATORIES ARE BELOW. I WILL ALSO SEND TO LOCAL MPs TOO – ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME – DR DAVID WRIGLEY (GP, Carnforth and BMA rep) – dgwrigley@doctors.org.uk - MOB 07764673911 70 names in total – gathered in just 3 days ------------------------ As senior doctors who have worked in Morecambe Bay for many years, we write to express our grave concern about the government’s intention to impose an unsafe and unfair contract on our junior colleagues. Junior doctors are not ‘junior’ and are often in their 30s having undergone extensive medical training prior to becoming GPs or hospital consultants. Junior doctors work in every part of a hospital or general practice and they are the backbone of the NHS.



MP Tim Farron demands end to 'temporary' staffing arrangements at Helme Chase Maternity Unit in Kendal

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:40:00 +0100

HOSPITAL bosses should restore full midwife cover at Helme Chase maternity unit in Kendal to end uncertainty over its future, according to MP Tim Farron.



Good news for Westmorland General endoscopy unit

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:23:33 +0000

WESTMORLAND General Hospital’s endoscopy unit has successfully received 'JAG' accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians.



New IT system being rolled out to save a Cumbrian health trust £30m

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:27:06 +0000

AN IT SYSTEM set to revolutionise patient care across Cumbria is now being rolled out by the county's healthcare bosses.



Chance to rate health care levels

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:19:50 +0100

THE UK'S first 'trip advisor' for healthcare has gone live across Cumbria allowing patients to comment on and rate their NHS experiences.



Thumbs up for hospital food at Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0100

FOOD served up at Morecambe Bay’s hospitals has won the seal of approval from patients, visitors and health watchdogs, according to new statistics.



Plea to roll out defibrillator location app

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0100

A PHONE app which could save lives by helping people find their nearest defibrillator could be rolled out across the whole country if a Cumbrian councillor has her way.



MP is 'optimistic' over future of Hawkshead and Coniston GP surgeies

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0100

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors’ surgeries open.



Anger at Bay trust's £2,493 bill for one doctor's shift

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:10:00 +0100

THE Morecambe Bay hospital trust paid almost £2,500 for an agency doctor to cover a bank holiday shift, it has been revealed.



8,000 people say: Save our NHS pharmacies

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +0100

HEALTH campaigners handed over an 8,000-signature petition to express their anger at the proposed sell-off of hospital pharmacies across Morecambe Bay.



Fresh bid to find more organ and tissue donors

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0100

CUMBRIANS are being urged to ‘spell out’ their organ and tissue donation wishes - after almost 30 local people died waiting on the transplant list.



Ward at Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be closed for afternoon visiting for two days to allow for 'deep clean'

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:40:00 +0100

AFTERNOON visiting to a hospital ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary is to be suspended for two days this week to allow a 'deep clean' to take place.



More than 3,000 Hands off our Hospital coupons handed to Morecambe Bay health chiefs

Thu, 29 May 2014 16:00:00 +0100

THOUSANDS of local people have issued a categorical ‘hands off’ to health bosses deciding the future of Westmorland General Hospital (WGH).



'Unprofessional, misleading, dishonest' South Lakes dentist is struck off, committee finds

Wed, 28 May 2014 16:40:00 +0100

A SOUTH Lakeland dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) after a committee heard he was ‘unprofessional, misleading and dishonest’.



New pharmacy scheme aims to bypass the need for GP visits

Mon, 12 May 2014 18:00:00 +0100

A SCHEME to enable pharmacies to treat minor ailments without the need for a GP could be rolled out across Cumbria.



Brave cancer patient backs Westmorland Gazette's Hands off our Hospital campaign

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0100

DOZENS of local people have bravely spoken out to highlight the importance of the Gazette’s Hands off our Hospital campaign.



500 people back Westmorland Gazette's 'Hands off our Hospital' campaign in just one week

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0100

HUNDREDS of people have stood up for their local health service by backing the Gazette’s ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign.



'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40:00 +0100

The Westmorland Gazette has launched a major campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General Hospital.



Fears voiced over future of services at Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:10:00 +0100

A QUESTION mark is hanging over the future of Westmorland General Hospital after consultants revealed that services could be moved to Lancaster.



Mary's harp is music to patients' ears

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:02:22 +0100

PATIENTS at a South Cumbrian hospital are singing, clapping and tapping in the wards thanks to a dedicated harp player.



Two Lake District GP surgeries are on the edge of a 'funding cliff', says MP Tim Farron

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:40:00 +0000

THE financial ‘cliff edge’ facing two Lake District doctors’ surgeries was raised with MPs in Parliament this week.



SLDC faces legal challenge from residents' group after agreeing Ulverston supermarket plan

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:24:26 +0000

CAMPAIGNERS seeking to stop a new food supermarket in the centre of Ulverston have won a judicial review.



Hospice 'tops out' to launch Silver celebration

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:01:09 +0000

ULVERSTON’S St Mary’s Hospice launched into its 25th anniversary year with a ‘topping out’ ceremony at its new state-of-the-art building.



VIDEO: Routine eye check saves Ulverston girl, 14, from a potentially fatal condition

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:30:00 +0000

AN ULVERSTON mum has revealed how a pioneering eye test triggered a race against time to save her teenage daughter’s life.



Skin specialist appointed in south Cumbria

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:32:02 +0000

A NEW consultant dermatologist has been appointed to lead the development of the hospital service across south Cumbria.



Health chiefs issue warning about Scarlet Fever outbreak affecting Cumbrian children

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:30:00 +0000

PUBLIC health chiefs are alerting parents to a worrying increase in a contagious disease affecting Cumbrian children.



Voices heard on Morecambe Bay health services

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000

GP SERVICES and facilities at Westmorland General Hospital were just some of the items discussed at a meeting held as part of an inspection of hospitals around Morecambe Bay.



Watchdogs blitz Bay hospitals trust

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:40:00 +0000

FORTY health watchdogs have descended on Morecambe Bay to begin a two-weeks cycle of inspections.



Women encouraged to attend cervical screening appointments

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000

HEALTH bosses from NHS Cumbria are encouraging women to make sure they attend their cervical screening appointments when they are invited by their GP.



New website aims to make women in Cumbria more aware of dangers of heart disease

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:10:00 +0000

SOUTH Lakeland has the highest rate of deaths in Cumbria of women suffering from heart disease.



Morecambe Bay hospitals beef up battle to beat bugs

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000

HEALTH bosses are ramping up a campaign for staff, patients and visitors to do all they can to help hospitals in the battle against bugs.



New Director of Public Health for Cumbria is appointed

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:29:34 +0000

Cumbria County Council has appointed Colin Cox as its new Director of Public Health following an extensive recruitment process.



Pioneering operation restores Ulverston woman's hearing

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000

AN ULVERSTON woman has had her hearing restored in what was the first operation of its type in the North West.



NHS meetings go public

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000

THE Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust will now hold its board meetings in public.



Oncology ward move at Furness General Hospital

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:17:43 +0000

ONCOLOGY and haematology patients at Furness General Hospital are set to be moved into the new Coniston Suite.



Revamped reception area unveiled at Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:00:00 +0000

AN overhaul of two much-visited areas at Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital were unveiled to the public this week.



Community fun day in Kendal will promote health and wellbeing on Bank Holiday Monday

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:22:12 +0100

THE countdown has begun for a community fun day at Lakes Leisure Centre Kendal this Bank Holiday Monday.



Surgeries at Coniston and Hawkshead rally public to fight closure threat

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0100

HUNDREDS of people are expected to turn out to a public meeting over the future of rural GP surgeries.



Criticised CQC managers to escape Cumbria Police probe

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0100

SENIOR Care Quality Commission managers accused of a cover-up involving a number of baby deaths at a South Lakeland hospital will not face a police inquiry.



Air ambulance called to Windermere health clinic after man suffers heart attack

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:00:21 +0100

A MAN was flown to hospital after suffering a heart attack at a Lake District doctors' surgery.



North Cumbria Hospital Trust praised for its response to the Keogh Mortality Review.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:55:37 +0100

THE North Cumbria Hospital Trust has been praised for its response to the Keogh Mortality Review.



Sigh of relief for visitors - life-saving medical equipment installed at Bowness tourist attraction

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:25:20 +0100

LIFE-saving medical equipment has been installed at one of the area’s top attractions.



Drive to cut coronary deaths in Cumbria by buying 100 defibrillators launched in the county

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:08:02 +0100

A DRIVE to cut coronary deaths in Cumbria by raising money to buy 100 defibrillators in 100 days has been launched.



Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announces vascular services will leave Morecambe Bay

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:10:11 +0100

CAMPAIGNERS have lost their fight to keep vascular health services in Morecambe Bay after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed they would move to three regional sites.