Go-ahead for £40m West Cumberland hospital phase 2

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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Copeland Borough Council has granted planning for the £40m phase 2 of West Cumberland Hospital’s planned redevelopment in Whitehaven.

West Cumberland Hospital phase 2 extension plan
West Cumberland Hospital phase 2 extension plan

Graham Construction will now start work on the two-storey extension project in the Spring.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed ambitious plans 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.

The redevelopment includes a Specialist Pallative Care unit, a 24 bed ‘Step Down’ area as well as a Stroke and Rehabilitaion ward and a Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit, and 7 inpatient beds.

Graham will also carry out improvements to Block E and F with blocks Q and H being demolished to create parking and landscaped areas.

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