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All the latest Coronavirus information from the Trust | 15 May 2020

Our current position

Following on from the Prime Minister’s message on Sunday evening the Government has published ‘Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK government’s COVID-19recovery strategy.’ We are currently assessing our organisational position on the updated guidance.

Whilst there is some cautious lifting of elements of the lockdown we still have close to 100 people in our hospitals with Covid-19 and nationally we are still operating in a level 4 incident. Routine visiting is still suspended across all of our sites. 

We also recently received a letter from Sir Simon Stevens recommending that we cautiously restart some routine services over the next 6 weeks. We are keen to see more services becoming operational over the next few weeks and work has started to switch on services safely.  We will have more information on this in the following days.

The safety of our staff and patients remains our number one priority.

Public urged not to visit Lake District yet
With the Prime Minister announcing a lifting of the restrictions on travel and exercise there are fears an influx of visitors will put local communities and emergency services at further unnecessary risk. The message from Cumbria and the Lake District is now is not the time to visit the area.

For those that do decide to visit the area despite local concerns there are 3 key messages:

  • respect our local communities
  • respect the risk
  • respect the rules

Please help us share this message widely - read more about this story here.

New Executive Director of People and Organisational Development
Justine Steele has joined the Trust as Executive Director of People and Organisational Development. Justine has worked at Director Level for over 18 years within both the public and private sectors. Her experience is as a generalist within Human Resources and Organisational Development and she also worked within, engineering, the NHS, police and facilities.

Meet the Board.

Celebrating International Nurses Day
On Tuesday we celebrated International Nurses day across the Trust. This year we marked the occasion in a more virtual way than usual due to the ongoing pandemic.

Check out our news section and social media channels to read about some of the incredible work our nurses are doing now and always.  We also have a profile on new Deputy Chief Nurse Georgia Wright and stories from a number of our nurses including Lesley Robinson who has worked in the NHS for 50 years!

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