The live Q&As can be accessed through MS Teams. As an attendee you will not be seen or heard and you'll only have permission to view and to ask questions, so nobody will see you if you join.

You do not have to have an MS teams account and you can join using your web browser or your phone. We're aware the video is not perfect on mobile devices just yet.

How to join from a desktop or laptop

  1. Click the attendee link to join the MS teams live event. 
  2. You'll be taken to a page in the browser and given options. If you have MS Teams installed on your computer, it may redirect you to the app. If you do not have Teams already installed, click ‘Watch on the web instead'.
  3. You should be directed straight through to the live event.
  4. You can ask questions using your Q&A bar and you can remain anonymous if you wish.

How to join using a mobile phone

  1. Download the MS Teams app. You do not need to login or create an account.
  2. Click the link to join the live event and you'll be redirected to your browser. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Members of the public are now invited to join a virtual meeting to hear the latest information around The West Cumberland Hospital redevelopment. 

The Trust is holding some virtual events for staff and the wider community to gather views and feedback on the plans. The event for the public will be held on Thursday the 25th February at 4pm. You can join the event from the comfort of your own home, from any device, click the link below to join. You can also pre-submit your questions ahead of the event via the link on the Trust Website. 

Join the virtual WCH development event

 Late last year a £40 million investment to deliver phase 2 of the West Cumberland Hospital (WCH) redevelopment was approved by NHS Improvement. It will bring a huge upgrade in facilities for both patients and staff creating a better environment, retaining bed capacity and services for the site and improving the capacity to undertake additional planned operations in the future.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed an ambitious plan to replace approximately 40% of the original structure at WCH and build upon the £90m phase 1 of the project which was completed in 2015.   

Demolition of the existing hospital buildings has already been undertaken to make way for 60 inpatient beds, encompassing Elderly Care, Step Down facilities and Specialist Palliative Care . The plans also include a Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit which will incorporate as assessment area and 7 inpatient beds.

The formal approval of the Outline Business Case is a key milestone in the project, and the next phase will be to further engage with staff and the community to develop final detailed designs for the Final Business Case (FBC) by the end of June 2021.  

If you’re unable to join the live event, don’t worry. You can playback the full event via the Trust website.

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