Two Cumbrian NHS Trusts approved for merger

20 September 2019 – NHE

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have had their plans to merge into one trust approved by national regulator, NHS Improvement.

NCUH runs critical services from Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. CPFT delivers community services in north Cumbria and children’s, specialist and mental health services across Cumbria.

During the period of change, as the trusts are making the move, mental health and learning disability will be given to other providers as a strategy of strengthening those services.


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