Whitehaven Hospital Fire Out With ‘No Harm To Patients Or Staff’

By Rachael Grealish

A fire at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, is officially out leaving ‘no harm to patients or staff’.

Last night, Saturday, February 4, it was reported that a fire broke out in the portable cabins on the Whitehaven hospital development site, the North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) trust confirmed.

NCIC reported in the late evening, a fire in the cabins, which the Cumbria fire service attended to, but due to the fire being away from the main hospital buildings, there was no risk to staff or patients.

It is understood the fire was fully extinguished this morning, and at 9.30am today, Sunday February 5, the fire services had left the scene.

Although there was ‘no harm to patients or staff’, the portable cabins are ‘badly damaged’ but there is ‘no further damage’ to the adjacent site.

A spokesperson for NCIC stated: “The fire at the portable cabins adjacent to West Cumberland Hospital is now out and the fire service have left the site.

“The portable cabins are badly damaged but there is no further damage to the site and there has been no harm to patients or staff. Thank you to the cumbria fire service for bringing the incident to a safe conclusion.”

The Herdwick News has reached out to the NCIC for further comment on the incident.