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North Cumbria University Hospitals - Delivering Quality Together

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Welcome to our Trust 

We are the secondary care provider of acute hospital services in north Cumbria and our services are based at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. We also have a birthing centre at Penrith Community Hospital. The Care Quality Commission rated the Trust as 'requires improvement' overall following its latest inspection.  Read more here

Delivering safe and high quality patient care is at the heart of our organisation and is our over-riding strategic priority.

The next Trust Board meeting held in public will be on 31 October at 1pm in the Boardroom at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. Please note that Trust Board meetings are held in public but are not public meetings. 

Members of the public are invited to ask the Trust Board any questions they may have at the end of the meeting, however questions must be related to items on the agenda. If you would like to submit your question in advance, please contact 

To view Trust Board papers, please click here. Papers are not provided at the meetings.

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You can find out about all the services we offer at the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital by searching our service directory.

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Our aim is to ensure you get the right treatment, at the right time and to the highest standard.

We believe the views and experience of our patients is the real test of our performance, so do tell us about your experience in our Talk to us section.