Cumberland Infirmary death: Police investigate second hospital death

Cumberland Infirmary
Image caption The 21-year-old woman died on 6 March

Police are investigating the death of a woman at a hospital in Cumbria.

The 21-year-old, from Maryport, was admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle on 2 March, with an as-yet undisclosed illness.

The woman, who has not yet been named, died four days later.

A Cumbria Police investigation into the death of a 57-year-old woman who died at the hospital in April last year following a "routine procedure" is continuing.

A force spokesman said: "Police are investigating the circumstances of a death of a 21-year-old woman from Maryport.

"The woman was pronounced dead on 6 March 2016 after being admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary on the 2 March due to illness.

"The investigation is in the early stages and inquiries are ongoing."

A spokesman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "We are deeply saddened by the death of a 21-year-old patient and we wish to express our sympathy to the patient's family.

"We cannot comment further about the circumstances surrounding the patient's death due to the current police investigation."

The trust was one of several placed into special measures in 2013 after concerns over patient care.

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