Gaps in mental health care for south Cumbrian children raised in Parliament.
But bosses insist extended service will now be rolled out ‘within weeks’.
Concerns about a lack of out-of-hours access to mental health services for children in Cumbria have been raised in Parliament.
Tim Farron, MP for South Lakes, tackled Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the issue during Health Questions in Westminster – flagging up a difference in support for those in north and south Cumbria.
He called on the Government to back his campaign to extend out-of-hours crisis teams to cover the whole of the county.
Bosses at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the service, say it could be rolled out within weeks.
They say they are working with the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to finalise the plans.
Article from The Mail, 8 February 2018