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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...


‘Sik zyu faa saang dang tai hei’ is what we did as Dr Lam entered the room. Not that we were eating peanuts or sat in the local cinema. We were in the The Rosemere Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital. Waiting to see the reaction, (that’s what the idiom means by the way)...


Dr Alison Birtle, our Consultant Oncologist, has been awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Manchester. Having been Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the university since 2007, Alison was recently encouraged to apply for a professorship and received confirmation earlier this week from the MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair in the Faculty of...


Ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been created in Lancashire and South Cumbria to report and read brain imaging scans to help stroke patients. Known has Brainomix, the technology will help interpret Computerised Tomography (CT) or Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) scans of acute ischaemic stroke patients. Ischaemic strokes are the most common type of stroke...


Children’s Illnesses – appropriate alternatives to A&E from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals on Vimeo. We are currently seeing an increasing number of children arrive in our Emergency Department at Royal Preston and the same is true of all surrounding hospitals.   For many this was not the best place for them to receive their care. The...

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