IN this edition of nostalgia, we are looking back at memories of The Brampton and District War Memorial Hospital.

The hospital was built as a memorial to those who died in the First World War. It first opened on September 6 1923, it has served the community of Brampton and the surrounding areas.

When it opened in 1923, the patients were mainly older men. 

The hospital now has 16 bed ward providing acute, rehabilitative and end- of- life care for adult patients from the Carlisle area and beyond.  There is a physiotherapy department and podiatry clinic on site, and outpatient clinics including speech therapy, elderly care, psychiatric and counselling services.

In addition, there are administration rooms housing Occupational Therapy, Community Rehabilitation services and District Nursing. 

In 2006, there was a petition to save the hospital.