Work has begun on a £1.25 million pound refurbishment of Keswick Hospital.
The project will increase the range and quality of services it's able to offer and save many patients travelling to Carlisle for treatment and operations.
The building work is expected to be completed by late spring with minimal disruption to existing services in the meantime.
NHS Cumbria believe that this will greatly increase the quality of healthcare available locally to people in the Keswick area:
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