Public invited to discuss Preston’s Covid-19 and care issues in NHS virtual forum

Posted on - 18th November, 2020 - 4:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
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A virtual session dealing with the latest Covid-19 developments is being held by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals – and the general public are invited to attend along with patients and staff members.


Set to take place at 6pm on Wednesday 18 November, the Annual Members’ Meeting is an opportunity to find out about what has been happening at  Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

Anneen Carlisle, Surgical Assessment Unit Manager and Staff Governor, said: “This is a unique opportunity for members of the public to address issues that affect them and their loved ones and to ask a panel of specialists questions about care decisions.”

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Along with a review of the Trust’s annual report and outline of future plans, there will be two presentations. Consultant Chest Physician and Interventional Pulmonologist Dr Mohammed Munavvar will present on Clinical Management and Research Trials in Covid, and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Dr Aashish Vyas will cover Treatment of Respiratory Failure in the High Care Unit.

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There will also be plenty of opportunities for attendees to ask questions.

Karen Partington, Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This year’s Annual Members’ Meeting will of course be virtual, but we are embracing this change and are very much looking forward to giving a detailed update on the progress and innovations the Trust has made in the last year.

“I want to stress that everyone is welcome to join us and we would be delighted if we could have as many faces – new and old – with us as possible!”

The meeting will run via Microsoft Teams Live, and a link to join the meeting is available on the Trust’s website.

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Will you be joining the virtual session? What questions would you like to ask? Let us know in the comments.

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