If you’ve been referred to one of our units, you may need:
- additional treatment that you’re not able to receive at home
- further rehabilitation before you can return home
- special planning to make sure you have a good support structure in place and you can return home safely e.g. adaptations may need to be made to your home
- palliative or end of life care
When you arrive, usually by ambulance, you’ll be welcomed to the hospital and settled onto the ward. If your family or carer is with you, we’ll give them all the information they need like visiting hours and meal times. You can also get this information from our Location pages.
Once you’re settled in, you’ll be assessed by one of our nurses. You’ll also be assessed by a doctor. Our ward staff will be able to tell you when this will happen.
Depending on your needs, you may also receive specialist therapies or treatments while you are with us.
During your stay with us, we’ll talk to you and your family or carer about how you’ll be cared for after leaving the hospital. We’ll also give you an estimate for when we think you’ll be ready to go home. If it looks like you’ll be able to leave earlier, or you’ll have to stay longer than expected, we’ll tell you in plenty of time.
Brampton War Memorial Hospital
Cockermouth Community Hospital
Keswick Community Hospital
Penrith Community Hospital
West Cumberland Infirmary
Workington Community Hospital