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Care Quality Commission Inspection of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust on the 29/04/2014. The main hospitals are the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, with some additional out-patient and maternity services at other locations throughout North Cumbria.

The inspection team are keen to hear the evidence from local voluntary and community groups about the quality and safety of care at this hospital trust. You can send reports, peoples stories of care or other evidence your group holds about people’s care to the Care Quality Commission or you can ring 03000 616161. Please put the name of the trust you are sending information about in the title of the email to help  pass it to the right inspection team.

You can send evidence of high-quality care as well as any concerns you have identified. They will use your information to help the inspection team plan the inspection and what to look for on the inspection. The inspection team will ask these five questions about the trust and its services:

• Is it safe?
• Is it effective?
• Is it caring?
• Is it responsive to people’s needs?
• Is it well-led?

There will also two public listening events.
Date of listening event:
Tuesday, 29 April
Hallmark Hotel, Court Square, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1QY

Date of listening Event:
Tuesday, 29 April
Whitehaven Golf Club, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8UD
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