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New hospital opens in West Cumbria

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A new hospital has opened in West Cumbria.

The Maryport Day Hospital will replace the Victoria Cottage Hospital which - despite efforts from campaigners- lost the majority of its beds in September last year.

Local MP Sue Hayman officially opened the facility, where health checks were on offer to the public, including blood pressure monitoring, weight measurements and diabetes checks.

MP Sue Hayman officially opened the hospital. Credit: ITV Border

We're really excited about the celebration event. We have completely renovated the old ward and we now have state of the art facilities to offer a much wider range of services. Our staff can deliver care to the people of Maryport here instead of them having to travel to West Cumberland Hospital for procedures such as blood transfusions and intravenous antibiotics to name just a couple.

– Zoe Larmour, Integrated Care Manager for Maryport and Cockermouth