What’s the Hold Up?

WCH 8-2West Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has sought answers from Government on the delay to phase two of the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital.

It was announced in January 2015 that the Trust Development Authority had approved the business case for the next stage of the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital.  In June, this was followed by an announcement that costs had increased.  Since then, there has been no further announcement about the next stage of the redevelopment.

Jamie Reed, brought this to the Minister’s attention in a debate the Copeland MP secured on health services in December.

Following months of silence, the local MP has gone directly to the Government and tabled questions in Parliament to ascertain the reasons for the delay.

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:

“Ensuring that Phase Two of the Redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital is crucial to the future of services in West Cumbria and the Government needs to come clean about the reasons for the hold up.

“Getting this investment in our hospital is extremely important and that is why I have raised this directly with Government ministers on multiple occasions and why I have taken the fight to Parliament.  It is time for the Government to be open and transparent about why this funding is being delayed and they must do all they can to get Phase Two underway as soon as possible.”