Whitehaven News column – 24th July 2014

No Vote, No Voice Last month, in England and Wales, Individual Electoral Registration came in to force. Whereas in the past, one person in each household could ensure that all those living at the address were registered to vote in elections, now, each individual will have to provide their own ‘identifying information’ such as their date … More Whitehaven News column – 24th July 2014

Future Management of Scottish Radioactive Wastes

22 July 2014 Copeland MP Jamie Reed has written to Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond regarding the future management of Scottish radioactive waste at Sellafield, in Copeland. Jamie Reed said: “These are important and complex issues. In the event of Scottish independence, there will have to be a new arrangement for Scottish radioactive wastes currently … More Future Management of Scottish Radioactive Wastes

Whitehaven News column – 17th July 2014

Enough is enough On becoming Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley said that he wanted Cumbria to be a model for the rest of the country. Four years on and three of Cumbria’s four largest hospitals – the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and Furness General Hospital in Barrow are in special … More Whitehaven News column – 17th July 2014

Leaked report reveals new maternity services review and hospital services reconfiguration plans

15th July 2014 Further cuts “unacceptable and non-negotiable” – Jamie Reed Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed has responded to the leaked interim Cumbria Local Health Economy Strategic Plan. The plan, produced by the Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with local hospital trusts, has been produced under instruction from the government. Jamie … More Leaked report reveals new maternity services review and hospital services reconfiguration plans

One Year On, Still in Special Measures

10th July 2014 The Care Quality Commission has today published its report into North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. The CQC concluded that even though some progress has been made and that care is improving, NCUHT should remain in special measures given that improvements are needed.  At West Cumberland Hospital, the CQC rated ‘Critical Care’ and … More One Year On, Still in Special Measures

Whitehaven News column – 3rd July 2014

March for the West Cumberland Hospital This Sunday, the march for the West Cumberland Hospital will take place. Beginning at 1.15 in Whitehaven Market Place, it’s a short walk to Castle Park. Please try and make the march, because our voices must be heard. Services have been withdrawn without consultation, we’re facing an incredible recruitment … More Whitehaven News column – 3rd July 2014