Work has now started on the The £40m redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital. Projected completion date of 2024.
The new £35m cancer centre has being built on the former site of the tower block building at Cumberland Infirmary.
The centre was completed in 2021.
People are living longer than ever before. This can often mean they have several long term health conditions that lead to stays in hospital. These hospital stays could be avoided if more support was available in the community.