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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

Watch as Royal Preston Hospital applauds for ClapForOurNHS

Police vehicles turned on their lights for the applause Pic: Blog Preston Applause, fireworks and more rang out across Preston as the city joined together to pay tribute to the NHS and key workers. As #ClapForOurCarers once again became the number one […]

2 years ago
BAE Systems is manufacturing face shields to help the NHS workers on the front line

BAE Systems has rallied to support the work of the NHS by supplying vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect medical staff in Preston and around the UK. Employees in […]

2 years ago
GP practices in Preston will be open over the Easter Bank Holidays

GP practices will be open on Good Friday (10 April) and Easter Monday (April 13) to ease the pressure on the NHS. Doctors surgeries usually close for the Bank Holidays, […]

2 years ago
Preston firm donates equipment to frontline NHS workers and asks others to follow suit

Rob from Westinghouse Springfields donating the PPE, shown right A Preston firm has donated hundreds of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect frontline NHS workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. Westinghouse Springfields delivered 160 pairs of eye […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Temporary morgue under construction at BAE Systems site Warton

A facility to cope with a significant increase in bereavements is being built in Lancashire as a contingency measure as part of the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

2 years ago
Preston residents urged to think twice about starting fires in their gardens

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to think about the effect of smoke on their vulnerable neighbours before starting fires in the garden. In recent weeks, crews have […]

2 years ago
Nurses at Royal Preston Hospital claim they were given ‘just flimsy masks and gloves’ to treat coronavirus patients

Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in such short supply at Royal Preston Hospital nurses have been asked to treat Covid-19 patients wearing a disposable plastic apron and paper mask, Blog […]

2 years ago
3,000 sign UCLan students’ petition to protect grades in wake of coronavirus pandemic

The UCLan campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition urging the University of Central Lancashire to adopt a ‘no detriment’ policy for assessments in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A no […]

2 years ago
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