Full story from BBC News, 4 April 2018
The closure of inpatient beds at three cottage hospitals in Cumbria has been confirmed.
The temporary closure of beds at Alston has been made permanent while Maryport and Wigton will lose theirs by October,
North Cumbria’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which decides what NHS services should be provided in the area, approved the move at a meeting in Workington.
Community groups gave the decision a mixed reaction.
It was also decided stroke services will be centralised at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary once funding is found.