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:
More top news
Windy and colder. Rain or showers - some of which will be wintry on hills with some snow settling over highest ground. Some sunshine around
The Carlisle United Trust has voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals to bring a £1.26 million investment to the club.
Cumbria Police has defended its decision to spend one £1.8 million on replacing traditional notebooks with new electronic devices.