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MP reacts to ‘damning’ report into Cumbrian mental health trust

September 30, 2019 9:29 AM

Commenting on the news that the CQC have found that Cumbria Partnership Trust 'requires improvement', local MP Tim Farron said:

"This damning report is the result of poor leadership from the Trust and severe underfunding from Government with the victims being people young and old with mental health conditions.

"One silver lining here is the CQC have found that the mental health staff on the front line do a great job caring for patients - but of course that was never in doubt.

"My fear is that, as the Partnership Trust wraps up next month, those who are responsible for this inadequate leadership will continue to prosper in new roles while the patients who are suffering will continue to suffer - we must remember that Lancashire Care Trust hardly have a glowing CQC reference.

"I will continue to fight to make sure that everyone struggling with mental health conditions will get the highest quality support as close to where they live."