Sir Bruce Keogh, Director of NHS England, says Cockermouth Health Centre and Community Hospital will make things easier for patients as more can be done for them closer to home.
More top news
A look ahead at another wintry day.
We're showing some of the best weather photos, after Cumbria and the South of Scotland were hit by heavy snow.
Winter is back with weather warnings in place across the region. Ross has the details: