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Care Quality Commission
Karen Smith said her husband was "desperate" after hearing of a five-week wait for treatment.
The chief executive of the trust that runs hospitals in North and West Cumbria says inspectors did find "some significant improvements" in a new CQC report published today.
Overall the inspectors graded almost every aspect as "requires improvement", apart from the care given by staff, but Stephen Eames pointed out that individual services, such as maternity, were given improved ratings as "good".
I said throughout the inspection that we were aiming for good and although we didn’t achieve this overall, we have made real progress which we should all be proud of.
The fact that all services were rated as ‘good’ for caring is testament to our hard working staff."