Cumberland Infirmary patient death sparks police probe

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle Image copyright North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Image caption The trust said a patient safety incident had taken place at the hospital

A police investigation is under way after a woman died in hospital in Cumbria.

The 57-year-old, from Penrith. who has not been named, died at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle on Sunday.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said a "patient safety incident" had taken place and an investigation was being carried out.

Cumbria Police said the coroner requested police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

A trust spokesman said: "We are saddened to confirm that a patient safety incident has taken place and we have declared this in line with our incident reporting process.

"The trust will conduct a full and thorough investigation.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

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