'Upgrade will take six months'

Helen Boit, Integrated Matron, Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport. Credit: ITV Border

Helen Boit is the Integrated Matron for Keswick, Cockermouth and Maryport.

She said:

"Work has already begun and will take about six months to complete.

"The hospital will be open as usual during this time as work has been staged through the hospital has been planned carefully to ensure that current services can still operate with we hope as minimal disruption as possible."

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£1.25 million for Keswick Hospital

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.