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Professor blasts proposals to overhaul north Cumbrian NHS - News & Star

A senior international professor who specialises in end of life care has condemned plans to strip beds from Alston hospital. Professor Sheila Payne, of Lancaster University, is director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care and a former ... Read More...

Beth Furneaux - News & Star

A senior county councillor has warned that the authority is not in a position to fund the care that will be needed if more NHS care is moved into the community. Beth Furneaux expressed concerns and told Labour Party members that Cumbria County Council ... Read More...

Tensions high as campaigners unite in call for Cumbria health cuts plan to be scrapped - News & Star

The meeting also gave rise to strong solidarity across communities, with campaigners from Carlisle, west Cumbria, Alston and other areas joining together to oppose the plans. Together they called for the hundreds in the audience to vote on whether they ...and more » Read More...

Cumbrian health boss issues warning over public anger if their voices are ignored - News & Star

Neil Hughes, who heads the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee, made the comments at a meeting of NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body in Penrith on Wednesday. The Governing Body is a group of senior doctors, health ... Among the ...and more » Read More...

Hope that some beds could be kept at Alston hospital - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

SOME form of bed-based end-of-life care at Alston hospital could be developed as part of the review of future healthcare in large parts of Cumbria. Campaigners fighting plans outlined by the Success Regime to close inpatient beds at Alston, Maryport ... Read More...

2016 Cumbria Sports Awards Winners Announced - Cumbria Crack

The talent and dedication of athletes, sports teams, coaches and sport volunteers in Cumbria were celebrated last night [Friday 25th November] at the annual Cumbria Sports Awards. 260 guests, including guest speaker Lutalo Muhammad, congratulated ...and more » Read More...

Cumbrian motorists face 8-mile diversion - for 350 yards of roadworks - News & Star

Motorists in north Cumbria face a diversion of almost eight miles, after emergency work closed 0.2 miles of a town's main road. Anyone in a vehicle hoping to use Alston's Front Street will face the 20-minute detour, after council officials were forced ...and more » Read More...

Health leaders in the 'Hotseat' over community hospitals - Cumbria Crack

Leaders from the organisation who run Community hospitals in Cumbria took part in a live interview on the current proposals for the inpatient beds in the county's community hospitals. The Chief Executive and the Director of Service Improvement from ... Read More...

Showing support for the 'Care for the NHS' campaign - News & Star

"I saw some pictures recently in Cumbria of roads covered in snow from Alston down into the valleys, and the reality of it is we're going to have to put patients on pairs of skis or use helicopters to get people down in emergencies if that's needed ...and more » Read More...

Snow, fallen trees and flood alert as winter weather hits Cumbria - News & Star

Two roads in Cumbria are closed this morning due to snow and ice. They are the A686 Hartside Pass, which links Alston and Penrith, and the A592 Kirkstone Pass between Troutbeck and Hartsop. Trains were also badly affected by the storms. Electricity ...and more » Read More...

Cumbria farmers rescue stranded motorists from snow - FarmersWeekly

Livestock farmers have been rescuing stranded motorists in Cumbria after snowfall and heavy winds caused drifts of 6ft. Sheep farmer Chris Purdham, Croft House Farm, Gamblesby, received a call at 8.30pm on Monday (21 November) asking for help to ... Read More...

Health bosses overhauling cash-stricken Cumbrian NHS spent £774K on consultancy services - News & Star

It would also see community hospitals in Wigton, Maryport and Alston lose all their beds, with more care instead delivered at home. There have to-date been serious criticisms of the public consultation process from several campaign groups, with some ... Read More...

Jane Mayes - News & Star

Jane Mayes, from Alston, is among those fighting to save their local community hospital beds, as well as opposing wider cuts to health services across north and west Cumbria. She said the report fuels their criticism of the Success Regime and its ... Read More...

Winners of North East England Tourism Awards announced - Northumberland Gazette

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year: Cullercoats Bike & Kayak - silver; RSPB Saltholme, Stockton-on-Tees - bronze; South Tynedale Railway, Alston, Cumbria - highly commended. Sustainable Tourism Award: St Cuthbert's House - silver; Durham University ...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...