Three county hospices share £1.1m

Three hospices in Cumbria are to share in more than £1.1m of government money to improve patient care and upgrade crumbling buildings.

St Mary's in Ulverston is getting almost £470,000 to build a new day hospice and education suite.

The rest is being shared between Carlisle's Eden Valley Hospice and the Hospice at Home in Workington.

The Eden Valley Hospice will spend its share on upgrading its 20-year-old building.

Chief executive of St Mary's Hospice, Val Stangoe, said its £470,000 would be spent on a much-needed new building.

She said: "This is very exciting news for us. We will be spending the money on a new, two-floor building housing day care and an education suite.

"This will be to run course for nurses, GPs and carers on topics such as like pain management."

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