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Local people are being invited to get involved in their new health centre and hospital as work begins on the new £11 million health facility in Cockermouth.
The Centre for the Third Age, based at Cockermouth Community Hospital the which work, alongside the NHS, local charities and other organisations in the community to provide information, advice and support to improve the wellbeing of older people living in the CA13 postcode area.
They are calling for people to get involved in their new medical facility’s development.
During the building work at the Isel Road site, the Centre for the Third Age will temporarily relocate to space at the Victoria Hall in Cockermouth.
Mary Bradley of The Centre for the Third Age said: “Community volunteers can sign-up to help in the hospital and the Centre for the Third Age. Here they can meet and greet patients, chat and make to people a drink. This is not something just for older people but for the whole community.
“The Centre for the Third Age has also become responsible for the Victoria Hall in Cockermouth to provide extra space during the refurbishment. Here people can pick up advice and information on health and wellbeing and join in a number of activities. Volunteers are also wanted to help out with activities and to bring people to the Hall.
“Everyone came together to campaign to keep their hospital open in Cockermouth, and then when the floods hit the town and GP surgeries were damages it was an opportunity to create new, modern facilities in the town. Now this is an opportunity for the community to get behind the hospital and health centre and help make it the best possible facility for them, their families and friends.”
If you would like to be a volunteer telephone Hannah Bradley or Nicola lford at the Cockermouth Centre for the Third Age on 01900-828393 or email email@example.com.