Step Up Step Down Units
Step up step down is a ward-based service provided at several sites across Cumbria.
Patients may be:
- admitted from home (“step up”) for short term 24-hour nursing help, or
- admitted from a hospital ward (“step down”) for extra nursing to facilitate a more safe return home.
The aim is to reduce unnecessary admissions and to give people the support they need to remain independent.
This service is available at the following locations: