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An unbroken marathon of life-saving service hit an amazing record today with the completion of 100,000 runs by volunteer blood bikers. Their dedication to deliver vital NHS supplies has continued round-the-clock for nine and a half years regardless of appalling weather, snarled traffic and back-to-back pandemic lockdowns. Today’s stunning milestone means the riders have taken...


We would like to highlight to our patients who would normally attend Preston Hospital site for their treatment that we have taken the decision as an interim measure, to move to Chorley Hospital site. The unit and our staff have now moved onto Astley Suite combining with the existing Chorley Clinical Investigation Unit where they...


The local NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has published a new report explaining why funding for new hospital facilities is essential for the health of local people. The New Hospitals Programme Case for Change report outlines the critical need for investment in Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Royal Preston Hospital and Furness General Hospital. It describes...


A new centre for people being treated for kidney disease has opened in Ulverston this week.  Furness Renal Centre, on the former site of Sandside Lodge School in Sandside Road, brings haemodialysis treatment and outpatient clinic facilities closer to home for patients.  Haemodialysis is a treatment to remove waste products and extra fluid from the...


Following the recent Government announcement, mandatory social distancing and mask wearing will come to an end as part of daily life from Monday 19th July. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines are set to remain in place for all patients, staff and visitors in a healthcare setting. This is because...


We have recently seen a steady increase in Covid-19 positive patients in our hospitals and continue to see a significant rise in Covid-19 transmission in our local community caused by the Delta variant. Doctor Munavvar gives ITN an update and implores everyone to become fully vaccinated, as 19th July approaches. Over 85 per cent of the...


An unbelievable honour was how Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, described his meeting with the Queen today (Thursday, 8th July) at Manchester Cathedral. Dan, who lives in Darwen with wife Sarah, a primary school teacher, and their daughters Ebony (12) and Evie (nine), was introduced to her majesty by Christine Kirk, the Vice...


Update to Inpatient Visiting Arrangements and Outpatient Appointments From Wednesday 16th June 2021, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has taken the difficult decision to suspend adult inpatient visiting until further notice. The suspension is due to the rising levels of Covid-19 in both the local area and within our hospitals. We will of course be able to continue...

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