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March 2021


The UK’s largest nurse-led stroke research team has been awarded prestigious funding to investigate end-of-life care for stroke patients. The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Dr Clare Thetford and Professor Liz Lightbody will lead the team, in collaboration with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR) and institutions across the country, to research...


Happy transgender visibility day! Today is officially to 'celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as celebrate their contributions to society’. It’s also a good day to say “we exist” to non-transgender (cis) people and “you’re not alone” to trans people. Both in the UK...


Royal Preston Hospital has received a large donation of Easter eggs for its paediatric unit as a part of a donation from five star builder Barratt Homes. The hospital, which is close to the housebuilder’s developments Bowland Meadow and Highgate Park in Preston, was delighted to receive the donation. A range of Easter eggs...


This photo was taken in 2019's Cross Bay Walk Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity and neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat are delighted to offer for the first time, a limited number of places for this year’s historic Cross Bay Walk. It will be the first public fundraising event both charities have run since many...


World Purple Day is an international day of awareness held annually on March 26th to show support for anyone living with epilepsy. The day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to start a conversation to dispel myths and to assure people living with epilepsy that...


Construction of the Day Case and Eye Unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital continues to progress at speed and in line with the original programme, despite the weather challenges faced over the past month which have included wind, torrential down pours and snow, not to mention the cold. We thank Interserve and their contractors...


A development to refurbish the Ribblesdale oncology ward at the Royal Preston Hospital is underway.  The Ribblesdale ward is the only inpatient oncology-specific ward in Lancashire & South Cumbria and supports patients with a wide range of clinical needs and end-of-life care. The 24-bed state-of-the-art ward will consist of shared and single bedroom spaces for patients...


Patient experience at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Gynaecology department is set to improve as the Trust’s Charity provides funds for an ultrasound bladder scanner. The new scanner will be used to determine the amount of urine present in a patient’s bladder. It will look for the amount of urine the bladder is able to...

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