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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Consultant-led maternity services to stay in Barrow after health chiefs rule out downgrade

HEALTH chiefs have ruled out a long-feared downgrade of maternity services at Furness General Hospital in Barrow for the "foreseeable future".

Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed the consultant-led unit at FGH is safe in a document laying out its plans for the years ahead.

The reference to maternity services features in an update on the ongoing Better Care Together review, which has seen GP commissioners scrutinise every service in the county to see how healthcare should be provided in the future.

It says: "In line with recent leadership discussions, NHS Cumbria CCG wishes to make clear that it sees the retention of consultant led maternity services at Furness General Hospital as a core commissioning priority for the foreseeable future.

"We will work with the trust to find ways of meeting this priority, in particular, in addressing the challenge of meeting national standards within the geographical environment in which the service needs to operate."

Full story in tomorrow's Evening Mail.

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