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The 40-day season of Lent – not counting Sundays – represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and was tempted by the Devil. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking a season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry sacrifice and resurrection. In each of...


A Consultant Clinical Scientist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals was a proud guest at the House of Lords last week, after being made an honorary fellow of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS). Rob Shorten, who started his career in healthcare science as a Biomedical Scientist, was nominated by one of his peers at Great Ormond...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new Patient Experience and Involvement Strategy which will help transform care for patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria. An extensive consultation was undertaken with patients and their families last year to try and understand what colleagues and departments at the Trust do well in terms of...


The chapels at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and District Hospital held short services simultaneously for Ash Wednesday on 22nd February. The services were a wonderful success, with people from many different staff groups in attendance. It was a lovely time together to mark the start of Lent, which focuses Christians’ hearts on repentance...


An official opening event was held at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on Friday morning, 24th February, to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment of the Muslim prayer room at Royal Preston Hospital. The Chaplaincy department were delighted to welcome Executive colleagues from the Trust to showcase the new room, with Ailsa Brotherton, Director of...


Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity is excited to share its BRAND-NEW challenge event for 2023! Do you fancy the opportunity to abseil down the historic Peel Tower monument in Bury, descending a drop of 128ft to raise funds for the young patients treated at our hospitals? Join us on Saturday 25th March and abseil down one of...


Dr Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Director of Research and Innovation and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, is celebrating remarkable success on two fronts. In collaboration with the International Agency of Research Against Cancer (IARC), a specialised agency of the World Health Organisation, Dr Martin-Hirsch, along with fellow local specialist Professor Ihtesham Rehman from UCLan, has...


A Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Psychologist swapped his day job to risk his life searching for survivors in Tϋrkiye last week after a devastating earthquake killed thousands.  By day Jay McNeil is a Principal Psychologist who works in Oncology, Burns, Plastics and Dermatology but in his spare time, he is also a member of the...

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