The Appleby Floods 2015
In December 2015 Appleby-in-Westmorland was hit by a devastating flood in the wake of Storm Desmond. Town flood defences were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water. Whilst never having been flooded in the past, Tufton Cottage did experience upto 2ft of water in the downstairs level. Work started quickly to get the practice running again, and operations moved upstairs while renovations progressed on the lower level.
In April 2016 we fully reopened the practice and were delighted to welcome patients into the fully renovated main surgery and reception area. We took the opportunity to convert this into a modern and fully CQC compliant area, which is the perfect space for working, whilst still keeping the welcoming feel of our old setup. Flood resilience measures have been put in place as part of the renovation.
Work is underway to continue the transformation in the upstairs area, achieving this around our patients and dental clinics to make Tufton Cottage Dental Practice an inviting place for you and your family.
We all would like to thank everyone who helped get the practice back up and running as quickly as they did, and also our patients, whose patience and attitude through this trying time was invaluable.