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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

St Catherine’s Hospice nurse retires after 36-years of care given

Bernadette Baxter The first person to be appointed at St Catherine’s Hospice by the matron the year it opened has retired. Bernadette Baxter has spent 36 years working at the hospice, and […]

19 hours ago
Preston drops out of England’s coronavirus infection rate top 10, latest Covid vaccine figures by area and new Covid mutation found

Preston's Market canopy glowing green Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and South Ribble’s latest coronavirus figures have been confirmed as new data emerged showing how many over-65s have had the coronavirus vaccine. New Covid cases for Thursday (4 March) […]

2 days ago
Lancashire County Council joins call for Covid day of remembrance

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire County Council has backed calls for a national day of remembrance for the people who have lost their lives due to the covid pandemic. A notice of motion at […]

2 days ago
Prestonians urged to stick to the rules as rates in the city remain double the national average

Preston's skyline as viewed from the River Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall People in Preston are being urged to stick to the rules and play their part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 after new figures showed rates in the city remain […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Mobile Covid testing centre open at Moor Park Avenue

A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford A new mobile Covid-19 testing site has opened at Moor Park Avenue. The site will open for the next few days and residents can call the NHS on 119 to […]

2 days ago
See how many people have received the Covid vaccine in each area of Preston and South Ribble

As government plans to vaccinate all UK adults by July come steadily into place, Preston and South Ribble have seen a rise in the amount of adults who have had […]

2 days ago
Preston and Lancashire schools prepare to welcome all children back to the classroom

Primary school classroom All schoolchildren across Lancashire will be welcomed back into their classrooms from Monday 8 March. This move follows last week’s Government announcement, which set out that bringing children back into […]

2 days ago
Lancashire’s director of public health addresses Preston’s stubborn Covid infection rate

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi Preston’s coronavirus infection rates continue to be in the top 10 worst in England, despite numbers of cases reducing. The latest figures, for Tuesday 2 March, showed Preston recorded 23 […]

3 days ago
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