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£2.8 million for upgrade of hospitals in Cumbria

West Cumberland Hospital
West Cumberland Hospital

The Government has announced that hospitals in Cumbria will be given £2.8 million to tackle critical maintenance work.

It is part of a £600 million package for hospitals across England to undertake the work, which could include building new or refurbishing buildings to deliver key services, upgrades to electrical infrastructure, improvements to ventilation systems, work to improve fire safety and the replacement of hospital lifts.

The work will be completed by March 2021.

Mark Jenkinson, Workington MP, said: “I am delighted that our local hospitals in Cumbria will benefit from Government funding to carry out vital maintenance work over the coming months.

“These crucial projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to patients, helping our NHS to build back better after the pandemic.”


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