Trudy Praises Community Following Decision To Save Maternity Services

A full maternity service in West Cumbria is what everyone deserves and is entitled to – Copeland MP

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has spoken out following today’s decision about the future of consultant-led maternity services at West Cumberland Hospital.

“This was a landmark decision for hospital staff, the community, women and their families across West Cumbria. And thankfully it was the right decision.

“Today’s outcome is a huge relief for everyone in West Cumbria but has only been possible because of our community, the outstanding patient campaigners and, most importantly, the dedicated staff at West Cumberland Hospital and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.

“This is thanks to co-production and collaboration between the Trust, staff and the community and I will be forever grateful, professionally and personally to everyone who has been so positively involved so far and I shall work alongside all those who will continue to secure vital health and medical services in Copeland.

“Ever since I was elected I have consistently met with local health chiefs and ministers to convey the strength of feeling in our community. The importance of our maternity unit cannot be understated and I have made this clear to the Secretary of State.”

“A full service in Whitehaven is what everyone deserves and is entitled to.

“I thank Bill Kirkup and his team for their professionalism in producing this report which comes at the end of a detailed period of review.”