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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 Wickes to reopen on a trial basis

The Preston branch of Wickes Home improvement retailer Wickes is reopening its Preston branch as part of a nationwide trial involving six stores. Strict new social distancing measures will be in place to protect colleagues […]

2 years ago
Preston housing association has given out 2,300 food parcels to those in need

A Preston housing association is helping vulnerable people put food on the table during the coronavirus pandemic. Community Gateway Association (CGA) is working with FareShare, Preston City Council, schools, faith […]

2 years ago
Personal Protective Equipment is on its way to care homes in Preston

Supplies of essential personal protection equipment (PPE) are on their way to social care services across Lancashire. The Lancashire Resilience Forum (LRF) has taken delivery of 55 pallets of equipment […]

2 years ago
Preston NHS heroes receive share of welfare packs worth £85,000

Ward 12 staff with their packs NHS heroes at Royal Preston Hospital have received a share of 4,000 welfare packs containing donated items valued at around £85,000. The packs were put together for frontline clinical staff […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Key workers can now book coronavirus tests online as Preston test site continues to see queues

Aerial view of the Covid-19 test site at Preston's College in Fulwood A new Government website is available for key workers with symptoms to book a Coronavirus test. The tests are available for key workers or anyone in their household, if they […]

2 years ago
Patients urged to seek medical help for non-coronavirus conditions

Patients who don’t have coronavirus can safely access care – including scheduled appointments, vaccinations and maternity services. The plea comes alongside new findings that four in ten people are too […]

2 years ago
Plumbs swaps sofa covers for scrubs to help protect frontline NHS staff

Rob Page, Production Director, cutting scrubs for Preston doctors Preston furniture company Plumbs is swapping sofa covers for scrubs in an effort to protect NHS staff on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. Plumbs, which is based in […]

2 years ago
Skills swap service to help Preston’s people and businesses find each other

Four business people's fists together Pic: Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A new Lancashire-wide skills swap service that’s designed to link people with businesses has launched. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has created the Lancashire Skills Swap to support the business community […]

2 years ago
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