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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

Preston walk and fundraiser for Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity at The Continental

Ann Coles and her sister, walking in memory of Andrew at the London event. Pic: Ann A woman has set up a local walk in Preston to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young charity (CRY). Ann Coles started fundraising for free heart screenings for people aged […]

13 hours ago
Simple step you can take to help people battling with mental health as NHS struggles

Mary O'Gara. Pic: Sharon and Paul O'Gara High suicide rates in Lancashire are leaving experts afraid we ‘haven’t seen the peak of this yet’ – but a simple initiative from one charity can make a real difference. […]

17 hours ago
Garstang footballer’s raise thousands for Royal Preston Hospital’s life-saving work

The team took five hours to climb Ben Nevis. A team of former Garstang football players have raised over £7,500 for the children’s fund at Lancashire Teaching Hospital.  Joe Miller, 34, ex-centre half and former reserve team co-manager planned […]

3 days ago
State-of-the-art sensory projector donated to Royal Preston Hospital children’s ward

The £8,800 interactive projector is motion sensitive and responds to users’ gestures and movement. The projector creates images on floors, as well as tables and wheelchair trays. The system includes […]

5 days ago
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St Catherine’s Hospice wins prestigious award celebrating ‘outstanding’ patient feedback

Staff at St Catherine's with their awards. Pic: St Catherine's Hospice St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall has been recognised for receiving ‘outstanding’ feedback from patients and families. Their inpatient unit, Hospice at Home and the Clinical Nurse Specialist community teams […]

6 days ago
Charity to support those affected by cancer set up in tribute to Longton sportswoman

Emma Aindow-Gregory, Lancashire sportswoman. A charity to support those affected by cancer has been set up in memory of a sportswoman from Longton. Emma Aindow-Gregory’s family worked to set up a charity following her […]

1 week ago
Preston football club reaches final of Man V Fat National Championships

Preston Elevens took home the trophy last season. Pic: Lukas Bennett The Man V Fat Preston Elevens team, often called the Purple Cobras, have reached the final of the National Championships for the second year in a row. Man V Fat […]

1 week ago
Preston woman slapped with fine after driving 92-year-old dad to hospital

Royal Preston Hospital car park A Preston woman who was hit with a fine after taking her disabled dad to hospital and using a blue badge car park is warning others not to get caught […]

1 week ago
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