Bid withdrawn

THE trust which runs the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has withdrawn from plans to take over another trust in Cumbria.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust will not now bid for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. Chief executive Tony Halsall said: “We believe that it is in the best interest of our patients and staff.”

The trust will focus on improving its own services, particularly in maternity.