My Erasmus Exchange in Cumbria
By Frauke Hofhus
Cockermouth is a small town in the Western Lake District. The hospital has one ward with 11 beds. In the hospital there were Staff Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners. Upstairs in the hospital you will find a Pharmacy, District Nurses and Doctors.
The Nurses and Healthcare assistants work 13- hour shifts, with some of them working ‘Early’ shifts, and some ‘Late’.
The Lake District is really beautiful and is perfect for hiking. If you get a good sunny day you will have wonderful views and can see all the way to Scotland.
You can also take a bus to a big town nearby to go shopping or sightseeing.