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February 2021


In a major milestone more than half a million patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria have now been vaccinated against coronavirus since December 2020. Vaccines are being delivered at hospital hubs, GP-led vaccination centres, Pharmacy-led vaccination centres, mass vaccination sites, care homes and to housebound residents across the area. The rollout of the vaccine and establishing...


A Preston-based entertainer will host a six-hour virtual charity party online to raise funds for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity. Stuart Singleton, aka DJ Slug, is a children’s entertainer who has been hosting virtual disco parties for children since the start of the year to help those who are struggling during the lockdown. A keen...


A leading bridal designer from Lancashire has teamed up with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity to design branded face coverings. With over 20 years’ experience creating bespoke wedding dresses, Jennifer Pritchard Couchman, owner of Sketch My Dress, in Lancaster, wanted to put her talents to use during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering to support the Trust’s...


A nurse from Royal Preston Hospital and her partner have raised more than £2,300 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity after completing a daunting 24-hour virtual cycling challenge. Lizzie Coates and Aaron Denver, from Penwortham, pedalled 420 miles between them in a single round-the-clock effort in their garage from 10am last Saturday. During their ride, using the virtual...


Staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's new specialist rehabilitation unit have been looking back at their first two months of caring for patients.  The Avondale Rehabilitation Unit, which opened in mid-December, was created predominantly for patients who need more intensive rehabilitation and two or more people to assist and support them. The new 28-bed...


Say it virtually this Mother’s Day Each day, new families are being formed in our hospitals and for many, thanking our mums in person this year won’t be possible. To celebrate all of our wonderful mums, those who are with and sadly not with us, and the soon to be mums, send your...


Hundreds of people aged 65 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable are being invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at a new NHS large scale vaccination centre at St Johns Shopping Centre in Preston. The centre will be located in the large unit previously occupied by B&M Bargains. People who are eligible, live...


Doctors in Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging residents to not ignore a persistent cough, not every cough is coronavirus (Covid-19) it could also be a symptom of lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK....

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