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As the country prepares for easing of lockdown restrictions from next Monday, the number of new COVID-19 infections in Cumbria dropped to 114 in week ending 19 March, a 17% reduction on the previous week. Overall Cumbria recorded 23 new cases per 100,000 population, compared to a national average of 55 per 100,000. The overall […]

Doctors at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) were honoured earlier this month at the Health Education England SAS awards evening. Ms Sarah Hart won the SAS Quality Improvement Award for her work in implementing the e-Handover system, working with the Trust’s Informatics team. Ms Hart has implemented electronic ward notes and […]

Cumbria County Council will be carrying out essential highway maintenance work on two main roads in Kendal, starting in mid-April. The county council is investing approx. £400,000 in the works which will involve replacing worn-out sections of road with brand new surfaces on the A6 and the A684. These works are scheduled to take place […]

Two teams that have been providing mental health support to children within education settings have been praised for breaking down barriers and providing vital support. In 2019 Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced that it had been successful in a bid to be awarded funding for a joint initiative by NHS England and DfE […]

A competition to find the next generation of talented young writers from Lancaster and Morecambe has returned for the second year. The Future Writers project has been launched for 2021 by careers support organisation Future U, as part of its creative writing programme which aims to inspire young people to explore the benefits of reading […]

A charity is preparing for a new era after its founder left the organisation due to ill health. Grahame Pickering MBE, who started the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), has departed the organisation due to ongoing health issues after more than 20 years of dedicated service. Mr Pickering built GNAAS from the ground up […]

High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton, welcomed people from around the county to an online award ceremony recognising their tireless efforts to enhance and enrich the places where they live. Individuals, businesses, community and voluntary-led groups, who often go unrecognised for their outstanding efforts, come together on Wednesday 24th March to celebrate their achievements and […]

A tasty new menu specifically for patients living with dementia has been launched by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). Dianne Smith, Dementia Matron for UHMBT, has been working closely with colleagues from the Catering Teams and Dietitians at all three of the Trust’s main hospital sites to develop a menu that […]

Lancashire County Council has been awarded just over £2.4m to support victims of domestic abuse. The funding, which has been provided by the Government, means the county council can continue to support people in secure and safe accommodation. This money will fund domestic abuse refuges, and it will also fund targeted work including support for […]

Ambulance crews in the North West are set to be equipped with body worn video cameras in a bid to reduce violence and aggression against frontline staff. As part of a national pilot, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will be rolling out the cameras from 31 March. It will start in areas that see the […]