Plans to cut Cumbria’s health services are ‘flawed’, say campaigners

The King’s Fund has flagged up concerns about the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), which are being drawn up for each area of England. These will see major changes to health services, including potential hospital cuts and closures, and well as more joined up working between health and care sectors.

In Cumbria the STP, which will be formally published in the coming months, is further on than most.

The Government’s Success Regime is already consulting on controversial plans to cut hospital services and beds across north, east and west Cumbria – prompting the launch of the News & Star Save Our Services appeal, backed by more than 3,000 people to date.

Full Story on News & Star 15 November 2016