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July 2021


England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the Covid-19 vaccine after new data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab. The new figures, released today, also reveal that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had been admitted to hospital. Since...


We’re seeing an increase in severe respiratory illness in children as restrictions ease and people mix more, with cases higher than usual for this time of year and further increases expected over winter months. Parents are encouraged to look out for symptoms of severe respiratory infection in at-risk children, including a high temperature of 37.8°...


An unbroken marathon of life-saving service hit an amazing record today with the completion of 100,000 runs by volunteer blood bikers. Their dedication to deliver vital NHS supplies has continued round-the-clock for nine and a half years regardless of appalling weather, snarled traffic and back-to-back pandemic lockdowns. Today’s stunning milestone means the riders have taken...


We would like to highlight to our patients who would normally attend Preston Hospital site for their treatment that we have taken the decision as an interim measure, to move to Chorley Hospital site. The unit and our staff have now moved onto Astley Suite combining with the existing Chorley Clinical Investigation Unit where they...


The local NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has published a new report explaining why funding for new hospital facilities is essential for the health of local people. The New Hospitals Programme Case for Change report outlines the critical need for investment in Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Royal Preston Hospital and Furness General Hospital. It describes...


A new centre for people being treated for kidney disease has opened in Ulverston this week.  Furness Renal Centre, on the former site of Sandside Lodge School in Sandside Road, brings haemodialysis treatment and outpatient clinic facilities closer to home for patients.  Haemodialysis is a treatment to remove waste products and extra fluid from the...


Following the recent Government announcement, mandatory social distancing and mask wearing will come to an end as part of daily life from Monday 19th July. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines are set to remain in place for all patients, staff and visitors in a healthcare setting. This is because...


We have recently seen a steady increase in Covid-19 positive patients in our hospitals and continue to see a significant rise in Covid-19 transmission in our local community caused by the Delta variant. Doctor Munavvar gives ITN an update and implores everyone to become fully vaccinated, as 19th July approaches. Over 85 per cent of the...

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