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Why do babies have their hearing tested at birth? 1 to 2 babies in every 1,000 are born with a hearing loss in one or both ears, 90% of whom are born into families with no history of hearing loss. The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) offers all parents in England the opportunity to have their baby’s...


NHS invites people 60+ to join eligible groups in getting the Covid-19 vaccination. Here’s how… Those who are aged 60-63 are now invited to book their Covid-19 vaccination. Letters are being sent to all eligible residents across the area who have not already received their invitation, but you do not need to have received this...


Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration’s work in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised by The Duke of Cambridge. This comes after The Duke spoke over the phone with the Pathology Collaboration’s Associate Director of Transformation and Strategy, Gillian Crankshaw. Gillian informed The Duke about the collective team effort made across...


In a major milestone more than half a million patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria have now been vaccinated against coronavirus since December 2020. Vaccines are being delivered at hospital hubs, GP-led vaccination centres, Pharmacy-led vaccination centres, mass vaccination sites, care homes and to housebound residents across the area. The rollout of the vaccine and establishing...


A Preston-based entertainer will host a six-hour virtual charity party online to raise funds for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity. Stuart Singleton, aka DJ Slug, is a children’s entertainer who has been hosting virtual disco parties for children since the start of the year to help those who are struggling during the lockdown. A keen...


A leading bridal designer from Lancashire has teamed up with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity to design branded face coverings. With over 20 years’ experience creating bespoke wedding dresses, Jennifer Pritchard Couchman, owner of Sketch My Dress, in Lancaster, wanted to put her talents to use during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering to support the Trust’s...


A nurse from Royal Preston Hospital and her partner have raised more than £2,300 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity after completing a daunting 24-hour virtual cycling challenge. Lizzie Coates and Aaron Denver, from Penwortham, pedalled 420 miles between them in a single round-the-clock effort in their garage from 10am last Saturday. During their ride, using the virtual...


Staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's new specialist rehabilitation unit have been looking back at their first two months of caring for patients.  The Avondale Rehabilitation Unit, which opened in mid-December, was created predominantly for patients who need more intensive rehabilitation and two or more people to assist and support them. The new 28-bed...

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