Sunday, July 24, 2016

Next phase of West Cumberland Hospital redevelopment and refurbishment to go ahead.

Stephen Eames, chief executive at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, has confirmed that phase two of the hospital rebuilding and refurbishment programme for West Cumberland Hospital (WCH) will go ahead.

Plans for phase two of the redevelopment were halted last year when the estimated costs to carry out the work went over budget by £10m.

The old children's ward (Fairfield Ward) which is in the original hospital building will now be refurbished, mostly during spring 2017, and will house breast screening, cardiology, mortuary, renal, maternity ward and a vascular laboratory.

Demolition of the old WCH main entrance is planned for summer 2018. This will involved knocking down the old buildings which currently block the view of the building from Homewood Road.
The money will come from the redevelopment's previous £90m budget.

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