Population rise vital to health plans
PLANS to cut vital health services in west Cumbria are best on flawed population predictions that do not take into account the Moorside nuclear project, it has been claimed.
It comes as those behind the plans prepare to face the public in both Whitehaven and Maryport today.
The Government's Success Regime has drawn up controversial plans to transform healthcare in north and west Cumbria and plug mounting debts. They include downgrading services, including consultant-led maternity, at the West Cumberland Hospital and making more patients travel to Carlisle in an emergency.
But campaigners,... read more
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