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Health news in Preston covering Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GP practices and other health updates – as well as real-life features with those speaking out about health conditions

UCLan cites ‘Covid-19 health and safety restrictions’ after switching off all water fountains

UCLan has switched off all on-site water fountains to follow Covid-19 health and safety restrictions. A member of the public contacted Blog Preston this week to report that the University […]

1 day ago
New breastfeeding app ‘LatchAid’ launched to support Preston mums

A newborn baby Pic: Pixabay A new app will offer Preston mums access to 24-hour breastfeeding tips. New mums and mums to be across Lancashire can now use a premium version of LatchAid, made available […]

4 days ago
Construction of new £7 million Garstang care home now underway

Lancashire County Council has announced that construction work on a new £7 million Garstang care home has begun. The work on the three-storey, 45-bed care home, which will replace the […]

6 days ago
Preston College to enforce mask-wearing as Covid-19 cases rise nationally

Entrance to Preston's College in St Vincents Road in Fulwood News that Covid-19 cases are rising has led Preston College to enforce mask-wearing from Monday. As a precautionary measure, from Monday 18 October, students and staff, unless exempt, must wear […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston therapy dog Jasper visits House of Lords to receive honour

Preston therapy dog Jasper the cockapoo has received an International Fund for Animal Welfare award. Jasper, 6, and owner David Anderson visited the House of Lords on Tuesday 12 October, […]

1 week ago
Visiting hours at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley hospital to increase

Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble District Hospitals will this month increase their visiting hours. From Thursday 14 October, patients can receive one visitor per day, lasting a maximum […]

1 week ago
Preston ‘one of the worst-hit areas in the country’ as number of GPs per patient falls

The city is one of the worst-hit areas in the country for the number of people per GP numbers, according to new research by the Liberal Democrats. New figures reveal […]

1 week ago
Preston residents invited to have their say at New Hospitals Programme roadshow

A series of roadshows will allow Preston residents to have their say on the New Hospitals Programme. In October, the roadshow will visit Preston Flag Market, Preston Bus Station and […]

1 week ago
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