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Public open days announced for new West Cumberland Hospital

Posted on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Public open days will be held later this month to allow people a glimpse inside the brand new £90 million West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven in advance of opening its doors to patients on Monday 5 October 2015.

The days will also be attended by members of staff who will be on hand to answer any queries about their new department. The hospital will be open to the public as follows:

  • Thursday 24 September 2015 – 10.00am-1.00pm (last entry 12.30pm)
  • Saturday 26 September 2015 – 10.00am-1.00pm (last entry 12.30pm)

The open days will allow members of the public the chance to see what the new single en-suite patient rooms look like as well as some departments such as the new A&E department, Outpatients and Maternity.

There is no need to book a place and entry will be through the existing main hospital entrance on level 3 where the new hospital can be accessed next to Fairfield ward. Please note there will no alternative access points to the new hospital. Staff will be present to direct people and the Trust’s newly appointed meet and greet volunteers will also be on hand to greet visitors and help familiarise them with the site. Refreshments will be for sale during the open days in the new restaurant.