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Professor Mike Thomas, chair of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, has been ratified as the new Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Provider Collaborative Board (PCB). He takes over from David Flory, chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB), who has stepped away from his PCB role...


NHS Hospital Trusts and patients on waiting lists in Lancashire and South Cumbria are benefitting from an innovative artificial intelligence service that allows patients to let their hospital know their current health status. The first stage of roll-out of the service has been so successful that it is now being extended to patients in two...


Year 6 children to receive mental health support to reduce NHS strain. The EFL Trust, alongside four Club Community Organisations (CCOs) in Lancashire, are aiming to support children and their mental health through a new two-year project, Headstart, funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity after successfully applying for an NHS Charities Together Grant. Headstart is a...


Mark Hindle, Managing Director of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration, has confirmed that he will be retiring in January 2023 after 45 years of service to the NHS. Mr Hindle will continue to advise and support the Pathology Board until he retires, but will be will be transitioning away from for the day to day...


The Trust have received the highest badge of honour, the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, for outstanding support towards the Armed Forced community. The Gold Award is awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families, with the trust one of 156 employers nationally, including 23 North West employers, to be honoured....


The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is set to pioneer the use of drone technology to deliver medical samples between selected hospital sites thanks to around £1.4m in UK Research and Innovation funding. One of only 17 projects selected nationally, the work will see University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) and Lancashire...


As well as specialist equipment, innovative research and training, and patient comforts and services, the Trust’s maternity and neonatal charity Baby Beat also uses their charitable funds to support staff welfare projects - so when they were asked if they could support a refurbishment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffroom, they were more...


Major Trauma Centre Anniversary Royal Preston Hospital became a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for Lancashire & South Cumbria in July 2012.  Since then, the Major Trauma Centre has treated more than 11,500 trauma patients, many with life changing and life-threatening injuries.  As the regional MTC, Royal Preston Hospital receives the most severely injured patients from across the Lancashire &...

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