Latest update of community and mental helath services affected by the flood.

Some power has now returned to the dental centre at the Cumberland Infirmary but not fully. Therefore if patients who require emergency dental treatment should call Dental Direct North Cumbria – 01228 603900 South Cumbria – 01539 716822

Our community and mental health staff in Carlisle  (district nurses, health visitors, children’s community nurses, community mental health nurses, palliative care nurses etc) are experiencing delays in reaching patients in the community, some of whom are very vulnerable.  We are prioritising our patients and being assisted by the maritime coastguard to get out and about.

All routine appointments and clinics have been cancelled for today (Tuesday) and we will assess the situation later this afternoon and make a decision as to whether or not clinical and non-urgent appointment can go ahead tomorrow.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these cancellations however we have made this decision in order to support urgent cases and to help ease the pressure on other areas of the NHS and transport system.