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1. NEWS: Technicians at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals praised for producing PPE during height of coronavirus pandemic using 3D printing

The Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently invested in a 3D printer that has helped enable the supply of PPE alongside the creation and development of research prototypes. The Ultimaker S5 3D printer was first loaned to The Health Academy just before the pandemic for education... › news › article › 52
10. NEWS: Lancashire and South Cumbria COVID-19 vaccination hits major milestone

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... › news › article › 104
11. NEWS: Hundreds invited to new NHS vaccination centre in Preston City Centre

Hundreds of people aged 65 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable are being invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at a new NHS large scale vaccination centre at St Johns Shopping Centre in Preston. The centre will be located in the large unit previously occupied by B&M Bargains.... › news › article › 110
12. NEWS: A cough could be a sign of cancer, not just Covid

Doctors in Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging residents to not ignore a persistent cough, not every cough is coronavirus (Covid-19) it could also be a symptom of lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the condition... › news › article › 111
13. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals team wins national award for their efforts to support colleagues during pandemic

A team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has won a national award for their work in supporting colleagues and volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Clinical Applications Training & Support Department won the Best Covid-19 Training Solution category in the prestigious Health Tech Digital Awards 2020 for their work to develop online training... › news › article › 182
14. NEWS: Local volunteer makes 180 face masks in support of Lancashire charity Baby Beat

A local woman has hand-made 180 face masks to raise money for Baby Beat, the charity which supports mothers and babies being cared for on the maternity units at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Judith Nuttall has been making face masks by hand since the coronavirus pandemic hit to help protect the community... › news › article › 215
15. Video Appointments

Attend Anywhere - Patient Outpatient Video Consultation Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking sensible steps to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Where possible, outpatient appointments will now take place as a video consultation A video appointment is the same as your normal face to face appointment,... › video-appointments
16. NEWS: Chorley & South Ribble Emergency Department update

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board met on Monday 21 September to discuss progress made towards the re-opening of the Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. The unit has been temporarily closed since Wednesday 1 April as part of the Trust’s response to the pandemic. The... › news › article › 198
17. NEWS: The first antiviral drug to treat patients with Covid-19 and trialled at LTH approved by UK medicines regulator

The first oral antiviral drug designed to treat patients with Covid-19 and trialled at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility, who are a partnership of the Trust were one of seven centres across the UK recruiting volunteers... › news › article › 244
18. NEWS: Lancashire public health chiefs welcome Plan B move

Lancashire's Directors of Public Health have urged the public to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government's decision to move to Plan B. On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will move to Plan B measures, as outlined in the Covid-19 Autumn/Winter... › news › article › 247
26. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals working towards reopening Chorley and South Ribble Emergency Department in September 2020

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today confirmed that its Board had taken a formal decision to work towards a September 2020 date for the reopening of the Emergency Department (ED) at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. This timetable is subject to a number of building changes to comply with current... › news › article › 226
28. NEWS: NHS plea for support to get people home from hospital

The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is calling on families to help get their loved ones home from hospital quicker. As hospitals and the wider NHS are experiencing a spike in COVID-19 Omicron cases and resulting hospital admissions, bosses are calling for families to help get people who no... › news › article › 289
29. NEWS: Thousands of Lancashire and South Cumbria children to get COVID-19 vaccine as NHS bookings open

The parents and carers of more than 145,000 children aged five to 11 in Lancashire and South Cumbria can now book a COVID-19 vaccination, with appointments available from today (Monday 4 April 2022). The National Booking Service is now open and allowing the parents of children who are between five and 11 to book their... › news › article › 295
30. NEWS: Consider NHS 111 online for urgent health advice this bank holiday

The NHS is anticipating an extremely busy weekend for our 999-emergency and 111-health advice services this Easter Bank Holiday weekend. To help ensure everyone who needs help gets the appropriate care, we want to encourage the public to use NHS 111 online, The 111 online service offers patients quick... › news › article › 303
31. NEWS: Grab a ‘Jabuary’ vaccine boost for Covid and flu protection

Vaccinations  Health chiefs in the North West have urged people to grab a vaccine boost to protect themselves from COVID-19 and flu amid continuing high infection rates and hospital admissions.  Hundreds of sites across the region, including general practices, pharmacies and hospital hubs, are continuing to offer first, second and... › news › article › 474
32. Patient Information Leaflets

Outpatient appointment 01772 524555 Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Preston Road Chorley PR7 1PP 01257 261222 Royal Preston Hospital Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood Preston PR2 9HT 01772 716565 › patient-information-leaflets
33. Chorley & South Ribble Emergency Department information

Outpatient appointment 01772 524555 Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Preston Road Chorley PR7 1PP 01257 261222 Royal Preston Hospital Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood Preston PR2 9HT 01772 716565 › chorley--south-ribble-emergency-department-information
34. Communication Strategy

Communications and Engagement Strategy 2022–2025 Foreword The Covid-19 pandemic has been a period of uncertainty and complexity. It has highlighted the need for clear messaging, professional communication and the use of multiple communication channels – including digital channels – to ensure that our diverse audiences are informed, engaged and involved in everything we... › communication-strategy
35. Infection Prevention

Infection prevention and control Following latest Government guidance, members of the public visiting patients or attending outpatient appointments in our hospitals must wear a face mask Please note, this guidance does not cover the use of masks for inpatients nor the use of masks as personal protective equipment. Below are... › infection-prevention
36. Staff Privacy Notice

Privacy notice for current and former staff and job applicants During the course of its employment activities, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust collects, stores and processes personal information about prospective, current and former staff. This Privacy Notice includes applicants, employees (and former employees), workers (including agency, casual and contracted... › staff-privacy-notice
37. NEWS: NHS Launches New Recruitment Drive On Covid ‘Jabiversary’

The NHS is launching a drive to recruit 10,000 vaccination workers today on the ‘jabiversary’ of the first Pfizer jab. The health service made history when Margaret Keenan received the jab at Coventry a year ago, launching the NHS vaccination programme, the world’s first national effort to protect people against... › news › article › 255
38. NEWS: Preston is to be included in the additional restrictions that apply to other parts of East Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

That means, from midnight tonight if you are a Preston resident: You cannot have others in your homes and gardens You cannot visit other people's homes or gardens, even if they are in an unaffected area You are not permitted to mix with other households in indoor venues Social bubbles... › news › article › 218
39. NEWS: Pregnancy and Covid -19 Vaccinations

England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the Covid-19 vaccine after new data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab. The new figures, released today, also reveal that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had... › news › article › 9
40. NEWS: Covid-19 restrictions to continue in our hospitals

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... › news › article › 17
41. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is celebrating inaugural South Asian Heritage Month

On Saturday 18th July, the first ever South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) launched across the country to raise the profile of the British-South Asian history, heritage and identity. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is marking the month-long event with themes that celebrate our British South Asian community, which is over 3 million people... › news › article › 219
42. NEWS: Local woman completes incredible challenge to help Royal Preston Hospital discover new treatments through ground-breaking research

Running enthusiast and local woman Helen Witter has completed the famous Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge to support Royal Preston Hospital’s Research team. Raising more than £500 so far, Inglewhite resident Helen took on the mammoth challenge after a number of marathons and half marathons she had... › news › article › 166
43. NEWS: Blood test clinics in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

The drop-in blood clinics at Preston and Chorley hospitals are currently prioritising only clinically urgent tests for patients as a result of reduced staffing. These urgent clinics will be available between 8.30am and 12.30pm, Monday – Friday, from Wednesday 11th November. You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for... › news › article › 162
44. NEWS: Royal Preston Hospital deploys new ‘Proning System’ in the fight against COVID-19

Manchester-based company Posture Care has designed the new system, which makes it easier for COVID patients to breathe and sleep The unique four-cushion system helps nurses position patients in prone - a technique that sees patients lie on their front to improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood A new device... › news › article › 115
45. NEWS: Grants prove to be a lifeline for new clinic

In February last year, Rosemere Cancer Foundation committed £283,521 of charitable funds to go to the set-up and running costs of the new Late Effects Pelvic Radiation Disease Clinic here at Royal Preston Hospital for a three-year pilot period, to help former cancer patients suffering with life-impacting treatment side-effects. The nurse-led... › news › article › 113
46. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals receives a £5000 donation

Press release from Arco: Experts in Safety As the UK’s leading safety company, with a wealth of experience in responding to a crisis, Arco has played a key role in the UK’s response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the company, staff have made an outstanding contribution to... › news › article › 222
47. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals partners with Interserve Construction for refurbishment of oncology ward

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has awarded a contract to refurbish the Ribblesdale Oncology Ward at Royal Preston Hospital to Interserve Construction. The international support services, construction and equipment group Interserve Group Limited has been awarded the contract to refurbish the ward as a result of their recent success in delivering Ward 5... › news › article › 223
48. NEWS: Trust wins prestigious international learning award

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is celebrating after recently triumphing at the prestigious international ‘Learning Awards’. The Trust scooped gold in the ‘Innovation in Learning’ category for the impact it’s LIFE (Learning, Inspiration, Future, Employment) Centre has in educating young people on NHS careers and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The awards... › news › article › 225
49. NEWS: An update on the Covid-19 Vaccination programme in central Lancashire

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... › news › article › 102
50. NEWS: Rise in respiratory illnesses amongst young children

We’re seeing an increase in severe respiratory illness in children as restrictions ease and people mix more, with cases higher than usual for this time of year and further increases expected over winter months. Parents are encouraged to look out for symptoms of severe respiratory infection in at-risk children,... › news › article › 10
51. NEWS: Nurse Steph goes on the run for her patients

Oncology research nurse Steph Ellison is on the run for the sake of her patients! Steph, who works at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, has won a place in this October’s London Marathon after six... › news › article › 92
52. NEWS: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charities announce Cross Bay Walk fundraiser

This photo was taken in 2019's Cross Bay Walk Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity and neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat are delighted to offer for the first time, a limited number of places for this year’s historic Cross Bay Walk. It will be the first public fundraising event both... › news › article › 76
53. NEWS: Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out to over 45s this week

The UK vaccination programme has now delivered over 27 million first doses, 6.1 million second jabs and more than 6,000 lives already have been saved. Take-up of the vaccine has been exceptionally strong; five out of six people in the first nine priority groups have already chosen to take up the offer. Today,... › news › article › 71
54. NEWS: Update to Adult Inpatient Visiting Arrangements

From Thursday 6th May 2021, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals will partially relax its visiting arrangements for adult inpatient areas which will see the following changes: Patients will be allowed one visitor per day lasting a maximum of one hour between the times of either 2pm – 3pm or 6pm – 7pm (seven days per... › news › article › 60
55. Visiting Times

Update to Inpatient Visiting Arrangements and Outpatient Appointments Please find below the information relevant to visiting arrangements and outpatient appointments at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. Please note that due to changes in Government testing for COVID-19 and mask wearing policies for Trusts across... › visiting-times
56. NEWS: Trust looking for support from the local community following a significant increase in attendances to its Emergency Departments

Like many other hospitals across the local area, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are calling for the public’s support to help ease the pressure on its Emergency Departments at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. This comes following a significant increase in attendances over recent weeks, over... › news › article › 47
57. NEWS: Important update: COVID-19 Self Testing Arrangements for all Maternity Services, including - Early Pregnancy Services, Scanning Department and Neonatal Unit

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals it is our priority that pregnant people have a support partner throughout pregnancy and birth. It is also important that we do all we can to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone who use our services and our staff safe. We know... › news › article › 43
58. NEWS: Drop in Covid vaccination sites in Leyland and Preston

*Pfizer first and second doses and AstraZeneca first and second doses* Date: Saturday 26 June Times: 8am – 8pm Venue: Jubilee House, Lancashire Enterprise Business Park, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 6TR *Pfizer first and second doses only* Date: Wednesday 30 June – Saturday 3 July Times: 8am -7pm (please note the clinic will be closed... › news › article › 32
59. NEWS: “Oh Mr Porter what shall I do” said Boris

NHS staff who were on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 will be at the heart of a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday, the anniversary of the health service’s foundation.  Martin Keeney who heads up the portering... › news › article › 27
60. NEWS: Four-phase expansion of Critical Care Unit at Royal Preston Hospital is now complete

A multi-million pound project to significantly expand and refurbish the existing Critical Care Unit at the Royal Preston Hospital has now been completed. Phases one and two of the four-phase project were completed several months ahead of schedule and opened to patients last summer; featuring state-of-the-art facilities, including six isolation... › news › article › 86
61. NEWS: Final call to come forward for COVID-19 booster

Residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged to come forward for their COVID-19 booster before the programme ends next month. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, thanks to the success of the vaccine programme, the offer of an initial booster dose should end... › news › article › 480
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