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Cumbria's controversial health plans to be unveiled today - News & Star

CONTROVERSIAL plans to overhaul hospitals and health services across north and west Cumbria are set to be unveiled today. Campaigners are waiting anxiously to find out exactly what is proposed after a series of protests against cuts to services at the ... Read More...

Local difficulties in the cash-strapped National Health Service - The Guardian

Alston in Cumbria. 'Alston Moor is a sparsely populated area of high moorland with four of the five roads leading over high passes; all are slow, frequently impassable in winter. The nearest hospitals are 20 miles from Alston,' writes Alice Bondi ...and more » Read More...

Cottage hospitals beds still at risk - News & Star

With firm plans for north Cumbria's cottage hospitals set to be unveiled on Monday, bosses have again hinted that Wigton and Alston could be among those set to lose their beds. The news will come as a blow to local campaigners, who had hoped public ... Read More...

An eccentric rural mansion - The Times (subscription)

However, the church is not James's only architectural legacy; he also turned his hand to his own home — Clarghyll Hall in Alston, Cumbria. He shunned the manor house close to his church, instead riding two miles down the Ayle Valley so that he could ...and more » Read More...

Alston inpatient unit to reopen - Cumbria Crack

Following the successful nursing recruitment at Alston Community Hospital, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, CPFT, has confirmed that the inpatient unit will now reopen. A shortage of registered nurses to cover shifts meant that in early August ...and more » Read More...

Community events in the North East: Burlesque, career advice with cakes, children's crafts and more - ChronicleLive

Santa Specials at South Tynedale Railway. Train Rides, Seasonal Refreshments and a Visit with Santa. When: December 10-11, 17-20. Where: South Tynedale Railway, The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3JB. Organised by: South Tynedale Railway. Read More...

Plans for future of Cumbria's hospitals to be released on Monday - News & Star

The regime is proposing to reduce beds in Maryport, Wigton and Alston. "Integrated care teams are the bedrock of our proposals for the future. These teams will find ways of preventing people being referred to hospital unless they need to go. They will ...and more » Read More...

Let's move to Alston, Cumbria - The Guardian

What's going for it? Should we be out on our sea level rise predictions, I reckon Alston would be OK. London might become Atlantis, but high on top of the Pennines, Alston, one of the loftiest towns in the country, would surely survive as an un-desert ... Read More...

70 defibrillators now available across Cumbria after council drive - News & Star

​Locations where defibrillators can be found in a number of local fire stations, including Alston, Appleby, Aspatria, Bootle, Brampton, Carlisle's east and west centres, Cockermouth, Frizington, Keswick, Lazonby, Longtown, Millom, Penrith, Seascale ...and more » Read More...

Hospital beds reopen — but staffing levels still “fragile” - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

There had been fears beds could be shut for months, but the swift reopening follows a successful recruitment campaign by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The closure was ... The long-term future of beds at Alston's hospital remains in doubt.and more » Read More...

Beds to reopen at north Cumbrian community hospital - News & Star

Beds at Alston's community hospital, which closed due to a staffing crisis, are set to reopen. Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust closed the inpatient unit in early August due to a shortage of nurses. Bosses always said it was a temporary closure ... Read More...

Wigton will have a hospital - but it may not have beds - News & Star

Leaders of the Government-appointed Success Regime - tasked with transforming healthcare in Cumbria - were able to hear first-hand the concerns of residents, staff and patients affected by the potential closure of beds at one cottage hospital. The ... Read More...

Somme roadshow on way to Millom - NW Evening Mail

A ROADSHOW to highlight the role played by Cumbrian communities in the Battle of the Somme a century ago rolls into Millom on Saturday, September 17. Cumbria's Museum of Military Life brings its Somme100 event to Millom Discovery Centre from 11am to ... Read More...

Firefighter Kasey Grainger backs on-call firefighter recruitment drive - News & Star

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service says that on-call staff promote safety, save lives and form a vital part of the local community. All six districts in Cumbria need part-time firefighters. In the north and west of the county vacancies exist in Alston ... Read More...

Healthcare consultation gets under way - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

... who have been fighting the threat of bed closures at a number of community hospitals, including Alston and Keswick, will be on tenterhooks this weekend as they wait to hear what plans are in store for the future of healthcare in parts of Cumbria. A ... Read More...