For the first time, the trust has been rated as ‘good’ overall for providing ‘effective’ services.
Peta Clark, Operational Manager for the Royal College of Nursing Northern region, said:
“The reflects the dedication and hard work of staff, who have provided good care to their patients in very challenging times as they have faced staff shortages and ongoing uncertainty about how care services within Cumbria will be delivered.”
“The Care Quality Commission report highlights the need for the trust to do more work around recruitment of staff and this has been an issue continuously raised by the RCN, both within our strategic vision for clinical excellence in Cumbria launched two years ago as well as in our response to the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime consultation, Healthcare for the Future.”
“There is strong evidence that the number of registered nurses has a direct impact on patient outcomes and that high quality patient care can only be delivered with the right number of skilled professionals in the right settings.”