It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at both Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals.
On Thursday, 8th December, at Chorley, Janet Miller, Public Governor at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, switched on the festive lights at the Euxton Lane entrance.
Chaplain Simon Gilbertson gave a Christmas reading and led a brief carol service, before those present braved the sub-zero conditions, going outside to watch the official switch on.
Then on Monday, 12th, the annual Christmas carol service and lights switch on for Royal Preston Hospital was held in the chapel.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Lead Chaplain Martin McDonald gave a service of great joy and warmth, helped by the Fulwood Methodists choir, who sang Oh little town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David's city, Silent night and We wish you a merry Christmas.
The service broke off briefly to allow Trust fundraiser Lucy Clark to switch the lights on the tree opposite the chapel, one of a number of trees which have been donated by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.
The throng then enjoyed mince pies before departing full of the Christmas spirit.