New chair to oversee Trust plans

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An independent chair has been appointed to oversee improvement plans at Morecambe Bay hospitals following the recent Care Quality Commission hospital inspection.

Glenys Marriott is an independent health and social care consultant, chair of Headway South Cumbria

and the founder chair of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance.

The Trust was placed into special measures in June 2014, following the publication of the CQC’s Hospital Inspection report.

As part of the improvements required, the Trust was asked to submit a plan detailing how it would improve in the areas identified.

The Trust will be re-inspected within the next 12 months.

Glenys Marriott said: “I am aware that good progress continues to be made to improve services but

coming out of special measures will reassure the public that services are of a good


“I must give credit to the Trust for establishing the Improvement Board. I believe this is a really positive approach.”

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