– Helen Boit, Integrated Matron, Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport
"Once complete we will have in Keswick a 'state of the art ' facility for both patients staying on the wards and for those patients and service users visiting in an outpatient capacity.
"The refurbishment will include a complete renovation of the inpatient ward area with much more comfortable living facilities including a dining room, living room and en-suite facilities in all rooms.
"The day hospital facility will be also updated for patients which provide people with prescribed education programmes and monitoring to keep them well and independent at home.
Work is starting on a £1.25 million renovation and upgrade of Mary Hewetson Community Hospital in Keswick. The project has received funding from NHS Cumbria, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Keswick Hospital’s League of Friends.