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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...

Success of lifesaving scheme across Cumbria - 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...

Teenage boy suffers facial injuries after Cumbria mountain bike crash - NW Evening Mail

A TEENAGE boy suffered serious injuries to his face after falling off his mountain bike in Cumbria. The 15-year-old, from Gateshead, fell off his bike near Alston at around 4.45pm and was treated at the scene by paramedics and Penrith Mountain Rescue ... Read More...

How a centuries old tradition has inspired a new two day festival - ChronicleLive

It will examine the impact of the Vieille Montagne Zinc Company of Belgium on the village of Nenthead and surrounding wider areas in Northumberland and Cumbria. “This is an occasion that deserves to be commemorated not only for the community of Alston ... Read More...

Green Flag awards for Alston and Penrith cemeteries - Cumbria Crack

Eden District Council's Services Portfolio Holder, Adrian Todd said: “Alston and Penrith cemeteries are maintained by Eden District Council and our contractor Amey. Our Contracts Team and the Amey grounds maintenance team are extremely proud that ... Read More...

Glimmer of hope for hospital bed campaigners - News & Star

Its preferred option until now has been to reduce the overall number of inpatient beds in north Cumbria by about 30 and consolidate them on fewer sites, making them easier to safely staff. But League of Friends groups, working alongside local GPs ... 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...

HSBC steps up Cumbrian branch closures - in-cumbria

Since 2010, HSBC has shut branches in Aspatria, Silloth, Maryport, Egremont, Carlisle, Longtown, Alston, Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands and Kirkby Stephen. Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has written to the bank asking it to reconsider. He said: ...and more » Read More...

Claire Molloy - News & Star

Stressed nurses and staff at north Cumbria's cottages hospitals have been working "above and beyond" to ensure services remain safe, health bosses have admitted. The chief executive of the trust, which has been forced to close beds at Alston's hospital ... Read More...

Biker injured after crash on rural County Durham road - The Northern Echo (registration)

The 59-year-old was treated by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doctor following the incident on the B6277 between Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, and Alston, in Cumbria, yesterday (Monday, August 1). The GNAAS team responded ... Read More...

Bedblocking 'strengthens case for cottage hospitals' - News & Star

The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH), which runs the area's two main hospitals, is currently struggling to meet its targets on Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC), or bed-blockers, with action needed urgently. The latest board meeting ... Read More...

Staff crisis forces temporary shutdown of Cumbria cottage hospital beds - News & Star

A staffing crisis across north Cumbria's cottage hospitals is forcing the shutdown of one next week as health chiefs implement contingency plans to maintain safe levels of service. The trust which runs the units says all six beds at Alston's cottage ... Read More...

Sir Neil confirms beds loss is likely option - News & Star

... Cumbrian hospitals is a preferred option being considered. Speaking in Maryport today, Sir Neil said it was true that the Success Regime had identified the removal of beds from Maryport, Alston and Wigton, as was suggested in a leaked memo last ... Read More...

Cumbrian woman in running for nursing award - News & Star

Kerry Cooper, 39, is one of three University of Cumbria students who have been shortlisted in the prestigious Student Nursing Times awards. They are among a record-breaking list of over 450 entries. Kerry, of Alston, is currently on placement at the ...and more » Read More...

John Holland - News & Star

More than 2,500 people have pledged their support to campaigns to save north Cumbria's cottage hospitals. Campaigners in Wigton, Brampton, Maryport and Alston have set up Facebook pages to raise awareness of the threat to beds. The Success Regime ... Read More...