Hospitals across Cumbria have cancelled some services and appointments.
The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle has also declared an internal major incident.
It has been hit by the power cuts which affected much of the city yesterday, and was last night running on generators.
Dr Craig Melrose, interim medical director for NHS England, North (Cumbria and North East) said: “We would like to thank staff for their continued support and commitment ensuring patients receive treatment in difficult circumstances.
“Local NHS services have taken the difficult decision to cancel some services across the county due to the major incident that has been declared.
“This decision has not been taken lightly and as soon as weather and road conditions, staffing levels have improved services will be restored to ensure patients receive their appointments and treatment.”
The hospitals and services which have been affected are:
- Cumbria Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
- North Cumbria University Hospital Trust
- Cumbria Health On Call
- Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
Emergency dental care has also been affected throughout the county because the sterilisation supply was affected by the power failure at Cumberland Infirmary.
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