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A press release, internal communications and stakeholder updates were issued on 26th September 2022, informing the public of the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme’s recommendations for two new hospitals on new sites for Royal Preston Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary as the preferred option, and alternative partial rebuild options. Research data was collected...


Pregnant women in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being offered three vaccines – for COVID-19, flu and whooping cough – at special drop-in clinics across the area. The clinics will take place at hospital antenatal clinics and are being offered to help protect both mum and baby. Previously all three vaccines have been available to women, but...


People struggling to manage their money this Christmas have been urged to reach out by health leaders in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The festive period can be stressful for families at the best of times, but potentially even more so this year with the rising cost of living. People often feel pressured to spend more...


Rosemere Cancer Foundation held an open evening on Wednesday, 30th November to help celebrate their 25th anniversary, with the introduction of Surface Guided Radiotherapy.  Radiotherapy is the use of radiation to deliver a lethal dose to cancerous tumours​, and SGRT is the application of a near-infrared light, projected onto the patient’s skin during radiation...


Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) is calling on people from across the Preston and the Fylde postcode areas to offer their support to its Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service, which urgently needs volunteers to ensure it can continue making a real difference people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.  The Trust’s Wellbeing...


What is Scarlet Fever? Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Therefore, look out for symptoms in your child, which include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to...


Due to refurbishment works, the opening hours of the Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy will be reduced for approximately five weeks from Monday 31 October. Opening hours during the refurbishment work will be: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday Prescriptions can also be collected from the pharmacy at Royal Preston Hospital from 9am to 3...


People in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to do all they can to minimise the risk of a fall. Almost 1,000 people in the North West died following a fall at home in 2020 and falls are the number one reason older people end up in A&E, with around one in 20 sustaining a broken...

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