The £90m phase 1 development at West Cumberland Hospital was completed in October 2015 with the opening of the new hospital building. 

Phase 1b was then completed in 2019 with the opening of the Breast Screening department and included the redevelopment of Cardiology and Vascular services at the hospital. 

Outline business cases are currently with NHS Improvement for phase 2 of the redevelopment work at West Cumberland Hospital.  Work on the demolition of the old hospital buildings is currently underway to make way for 60 inpatient beds, encompassing Elderly Care, Step Down facilities and End of life care. The plans also include a Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit, Assessment area and 7 inpatient beds. The redevelopment brings a huge upgrade in facilities for both staff and patients creating a much improved environment, whilst retaining bed capacity and services for the acute site. 

A monthly newsletter is now available to keep you up to speed on all of the redevelopment work across NCIC inculding the build at WCH. If you would like to be added to the distribution list then please drop us a line at: helpdesk.communications@ncic.nhs.uk or you can view past issues below.

Latest images from the demolition work at WCH

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