North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital trust dedicated to providing the best possible care, serving a population of around 320,000 people.
Our Trust is located in one of the most geographically remote areas and serves the third most sparsely distributed population in England. Around 51% of the total Cumbrian population live in rural communities.
Acute hospital services are provided from the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The Trust also provides a midwifery-led maternity service at Penrith Community Hospital. The hospitals mainly provide services to the residents of Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale and Copeland together with parts of Northumberland and Dumfries and Galloway.