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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

Continued fall in Preston coronavirus rate as care home residents to receive Covid Pfizer vaccine first

Face masks being worn on the streets of Preston during Friday (4 December) Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued the steady fall. New cases for the city were at 38 for Friday (4 December). South Ribble saw 25 new Covid-19 cases for the […]

18 hours ago
State of the art sleep pods for NHS staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

NHS staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are set to benefit from state of the art sleep pods to enable them to catch up on much-needed sleep after long shifts. The […]

1 day ago
Preston, South Ribble, Wyre, Fylde and Ribble Valley coronavirus infection rate latest as UK passes sombre Covid milestone

The Preston Market canopies illuminated in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s latest coronavirus cases have been confirmed. The city saw 46 new coronavirus cases during Thursday (3 December). South Ribble recorded 28 new cases for the same day. Wyre had […]

2 days ago
Students at University of Central Lancashire to have staggered return next year

University of Central Lancashire. Pic: Tony Worrall The University of Central Lancashire have announced that students will return back to Preston with a staggered approach next year. On twitter, the official UCLan account said that the Government […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement South Ribble sees another ‘mini infection rate rise’ as Prime Minister gives vaccine roll-out update

The Prime Minister led a press conference during Wednesday afternoon to give a range of Covid-related updates Pic: YouTube/No10DowningStreet Latest coronavirus cases show South Ribble has again seen another small rise in its infection rate. New cases recorded in Preston were 38 for Wednesday (2 December). South Ribble saw […]

3 days ago
Royal Preston Hospital due to give Covid vaccine to staff ‘from next week’

Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling Royal Preston Hospital is to be one of the ‘hospital’ hubs as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust is one of the 50 ‘hubs’ to be […]

3 days ago
Preston’s coronavirus infection rate remains below 200 as tier-3 restrictions begin again

A damp looking Christmas scene in Preston's Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has stayed below 200 for a second day running. New cases were recorded in the city, with 50 new cases for Tuesday (1 December). South Ribble […]

4 days ago
New coronavirus asymptomatic testing sites opened at University of Central Lancashire

Preston's coronavirus test centre in Vernon Street close to the UCLan campus Pic: Tony Worrall Three asymptomatic testing sites (ATS) have been launched at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) at its campuses at Preston, Burnley and Westlakes in West Cumbria. UCLan is working with NHS Test & Trace […]

4 days ago
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