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The Orange Button Community Scheme in Lancashire and South Cumbria has achieved a significant milestone having signed up 2,500 members. The suicide prevention scheme, which launched in September 2020, sees Orange Button ‘wearers’ train to be able to listen to and support people who are struggling and are having thoughts of suicide, and signpost them to appropriate...


April is Stress Awareness Month and the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is reminding people how they can recognise the signs of stress and highlighting support that is available. Stress can easily and very quickly become too hard to manage and cause harm to your physical and mental wellbeing. It can also lead to...


After completing the London Landmarks Half Marathon at the start of April, Type 1 diabetic Ben Hudson has thanked the diabetic team at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital for their help and support. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was just eight years old, and now aged 30, Ben took to the streets of the capital, running...


Wednesday (12th April 2023) marked the 10th anniversary of the Macmillan Information Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which supports patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria with a range of issues including financial advice and emotional support. To mark the occasion, colleagues and patients joined together at the hub in the Rosemere Centre at Royal Preston Hospital...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals staff received an early present this week ahead of the NHS’ 75th birthday, with the reopening of Charters Restaurant at Royal Preston Hospital. The major makeover was made possible by funds from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity and NHS Charities Together, and following an extensive refurbishment, the ribbon was cut by Chief Executive,...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts Research and Development team received the one to watch award at the Medilink Healthcare Business Awards 2023 in Manchester last month for their work in partnership with Liopa, a technology company providing Visual Speech Recognition software. The award, which was presented at the Lowry Hotel, recognised their work on the ground-breaking...


Major trauma patients at Royal Preston Hospital will continue to be supported by voluntary non-clinical service Headway Central Lancashire for the next four years after the local charity received £170,000 in National Lottery Funding. The Major Trauma Patients Support Service began in 2020 and has so far helped 6,470 patients and their families going through the upheaval caused...


Residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria will be able to book their spring COVID-19 booster this week. The NHS has kicked off the next phase of its vaccination programme with a spring campaign to protect the most vulnerable, starting in care homes.  Those living in care homes are being prioritised and have begun to receive...

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