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MAJOR INCIDENT DECLARED AT CUMBRIAN HOSPITALS

The trust in charge of the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven has declared a major incident.

The News & Star has learned that staff were called to a meeting at 3pm yesterday. There they were told that the hospital is now at “escalation number five”, which is an internal major incident. A spokeswoman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust told the News & Star that the declaration is across the trust, but the Carlisle hospital is more acutely affected. We understand that the hospital simply ran out of beds yesterday afternoon, and had no option but to declare an emergency and call for help from its partner agencies.

NHS England has said it will not be commenting.

A full statement from the trust and NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is expected later.

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http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/major-incident-declared-at-cumbrian-hospitals-1.1199999

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