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December 2021


The NHS is setting up new Nightingale surge hubs at hospitals across the country as part of preparations for a potential wave of Omicron admissions. Temporary structures capable of housing around 100 patients will be erected in the grounds of eight hospitals across the country, with work starting as early as this week. These Nightingale hubs...


From Friday 31st December 2021, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has taken the difficult decision to suspend adult inpatient visiting until further notice. The suspension is due to the rising levels of Covid-19 in both the local area and within our hospitals. We will of course be able to continue offering patients/relatives with the option of Facetime (...


The NHS in central Lancashire is calling on families to help get their loved ones home from hospital as quickly as possible in the lead up to, and throughout, the traditionally busy Christmas period. On a regular basis Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has around 80 people who no longer need hospital treatment but have...


Following a £19 million investment, our Lancashire Eye Centre will fully open on Monday December 13th at 4pm at Chorley District Hospital. The building has three floors and will be able to deal with an increased number of patients in comparison with the current Ophthalmology unit. The unit  includes a dedicated outpatient and diagnostic space as...


For the first time in two years, Royal Preston Hospital has been able to get into the festive spirit with a small-scale Christmas lights switch-on. Festivities kicked-off earlier this afternoon in an outdoor garden space at Royal Preston Hospital, where a small number of staff and patients were treated to a special Christmas performance by...


Lancashire's Directors of Public Health have urged the public to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government's decision to move to Plan B. On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will move to Plan B measures, as outlined in the Covid-19 Autumn/Winter Plan. It comes as Omicron...


The latest phase of Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership’s Let’s Keep Talking suicide prevention campaign focuses on debt in the run up to Christmas. Christmas is a time when many people feel pressure to spend more than they can afford on elaborate gifts and food. Sometimes when people are in...


The NHS is launching a drive to recruit 10,000 vaccination workers today on the ‘jabiversary’ of the first Pfizer jab. The health service made history when Margaret Keenan received the jab at Coventry a year ago, launching the NHS vaccination programme, the world’s first national effort to protect people against the virus. Twelve months on,...

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