Copeland Borough Council has granted planning for the £40m phase 2 of West Cumberland Hospital’s planned redevelopment in Whitehaven.
Graham Construction will now start work on the two-storey extension project in the Spring.
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust developed ambitious plan 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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