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September 2023


  Premier League side Burnley FC and Championship duo Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers are backing ICON Week 2023. The third annual ICON week (25 to 29 September 2023) is here to raise awareness of infant crying and how to cope to support parents/carers and prevent serious injury, illness and even death of young babies as a result...


A midwife at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded an NHS Safeguarding Star Award for her work to promote safer sleep for babies. Deborah Gibbons, Lead Midwife for Safeguarding at the Trust, was awarded the prestigious accolade for her work around Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC), which is the sudden and unexplained...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is encouraging local carers to join their Carers Forum, which provides a chance to engage with local carers to listen to experiences and ideas in order to shape services to better suit their needs. Carers play a vital role in supporting loved ones, yet their voices often go unheard. This...


Last week was World Sepsis Week, which was celebrated by the Trust with a series of events to promote awareness. Over the week, there was a Sepsis van in the Health Academy car park at Royal Preston Hospital, supported by Rachel Lea from the Infection, Prevention and Control Nurse team, as well as a special...


As we mark Organ Donation Awareness Week, Keith Astbury discusses the importance of donation, five years after his daughter Pippa gave the gift of life. Pippa suffered a sudden brain haemorrhage in 2018, and surgeons at Royal Preston Hospital were, unfortunately, unable to save her. Unbeknown to her family, Pippa’s wish was to donate her...


New Tree of Life blankets will be launched on the first day of Organ Donation Awareness Week. ICU staff nurse and clinical educator Emma Edmonds designed and arranged production of 30 beautiful blankets, that will be placed  on the beds of all consented organ donors. The hope is they will provide recognition to these incredible people...


A special rainbow babies’ event to celebrate National Rainbow Baby Day has been held at Royal Preston Hospital with over 40 families from across the region to honour the babies born to families following pregnancy and baby loss, and to remember the babies that are sadly no longer with us. The event was organised by Specialist...


Birthday boy Gregg Stevenson – formerly Lead Physical Training Instructor and Mental Health Practitioner at the Trust’s Specialist Rehabilitation Centre (SMRC) - helped win the World Rowing Championships PR2 mixed double sculls in Belgrade on Saturday, qualifying for the Paralympics in Paris next summer in the process. The veteran, from Foulridge, near Burnley, joined Double...

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