UKHSA has advised that cases of monkeypox have increased recently but the risk to the UK population remains low. Advice from UKHSA is that this is because the virus does not usually spread easily between people. It can be passed on through close person-to-person contact or contact with items used by a person who has...
When one of our colleagues met members of The Royal Family
I met HRH Prince of Wales during his official visit to Oman in 1995 when I was PA to the Ambassador at the British Embassy. I was introduced to him with a colleague as we had worked on his programme and admin arrangements for the visit (I'm the redhead shaking his hand). I also had the...
The number six
Number Six is not only the central character in the 1967–1968 television series but also the average number of weeks from first appointment to operation for cataract surgery at our specialist centre in Chorley. Yes that's right - only 6 weeks. More here: https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/ophthalmology-specialist-services
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals teams up with charity to enhance maternity care for multiple pregnancies
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is working with the Twins Trust to enhance the care provided to mothers who experience a multiple pregnancy. The Twins Trust Maternity Engagement Project will help the Trust improve compliance the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for twins and triplets as advised in the recent Ockenden report. Adoption...
Kidney patient’s milestone of 30 years on dialysis
A kidney patient in the care of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reached the milestone of 30 years of dialysis treatment. Mahmood Jabbar, 71, is the Trust’s longest-standing dialysis patient, having started the life-sustaining treatment in 1991. Haemodialysis is a treatment to remove waste products and extra fluid from the blood, and is given to...
Children’s charities unite for family fun day
Two of the area’s best-known children’s charities are uniting to stage the ultimate family fun day fundraiser at Penwortham’s Sir Tom Finney Pub. The free entry event on Sunday, 29th May, will run from 11 am to 6 pm and is a collaboration between Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity’s Children’s...
Vaccinators Inject Funds for Charities
Prepared by Karen Whittaker, Clinical Supervisor; Liz Heap and Jo Campbell, Registered Healthcare Professionals, St John’s Mass Vaccination Centre. In February 2021 a team of health care professionals and many others from a range of sectors, including the travel industry, education, nutrition, aesthetics, bioscience and veterinary medicine came together to form a COVID mass vaccination...
Carers Forum - 25 May
Our next Carers’ Forum will take place next Wednesday 25th May at 2pm. This month we welcome our lead for health and wellbeing services, Lindsey Wharrie who will be providing a talk /presentation on health and wellbeing issues. Colin Bowman will also be providing us with an update from NCompass and the services provided by...