Radical Cumbria health reforms would subject pregnant mums to danger drive



A paramedic is the latest to raise serious concerns about plans to send women in labour from Whitehaven to Carlisle in an emergency.
Mike Oliver, who works for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in Cumbria, said it is impossible to get a patient there within safe time limits.
The union official added that, with the service already struggling to fill paramedic vacancies, he is worried about the extra pressure it would place on staff.
The Government’s Success Regime is recommending the 24/7 consultant-led maternity unit at the West Cumberland Hospital is downgraded.
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1 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 39
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