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North Cumbria University Hospitals - Delivering Quality Together

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About us


Welcome to the About us section of our website. Here you can find out about North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust as an organisation, including our Board structure and key people who lead our Trust, our performance and our publications. You can also find out the dates, times and venues when our public Trust Board meets and relevant papers.

If you would like information concerning the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital, we have a dedicated website for this project.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust was created in April 2001 by the merging of Carlisle Hospitals NHS Trust and West Cumbria Healthcare NHS Trust. It is the managing Trust of two hospitals - the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. We also provide a midwifery-led service at Penrith Community Hospital. Our Trust serves a population of 320,000 people and we provide secondary health care services.

Our mission

Our over-riding strategic aim is to ensure we provide high quality, safe and effective services for all our patients. To deliver this, our organisation has a Governance, Risk and Quality Strategy in place. Implementing this strategy at all levels requires developing shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterise our organisational structure. Our Trust recognises that governance and risk management and is committed to continuous improvement in line with key national guidance and best practice, to ensure safe and high quality care for our patients. In addition, the Trust is committed to the provision of a clear framework within which our staff can work effectively.