Health chief: Whitehaven to Carlisle 'not that far' to give birth
North Cumbria's new maternity boss claims the distance between the Whitehaven and Carlisle hospitals "is not actually that far".
Dr Ajith Wijesiriwardana, who has just been appointed clinical director for obstetrics and gynaecology, has insisted women and babies will not be put at risk by plans to downgrade services in the west.
Despite having to travel 40 miles to give birth, Dr Wijesiriwardana does not believe that distance poses a significant risk.
He was speaking following the launch of the Success Regime's preferred options for midwifery, which would see the West Cumberland... read more
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