Today we went to the pre-opening public showing of a fully refurbished ten-bed Castleberg Hospital. A mighty fine job has been done on it too. Had it been open and available my stay in a high dependency bed at the Preston Royal Hospital could have been shorter. I could have transferred to Settle's Castleberg and have received the on-site physiotherapy and rehabilitation I needed whilst releasing an emergency bed at Preston.
Here's the main entrance. The outside respects the history of the building - it was once Settle's workhouse. Inside though it is of the very latest fit-out and facilities. This is the Physiotherapy room:
Complete with skeleton, of course. I enquired if the skeleton yet had a name. Surprisingly it did not. I suggested Boris and this received unanimous approval
The building is much bigger than the first photograph suggests so it has 'zones' just like big hospitals. Here's one of the corridors:
Like the saving of Settle's railway from closure this is a massive result for people-power, expressed with conviction, common sense and politeness.