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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

Rosemere funding monthly cocktails for Preston hospital cancer patients

Ward visitor Sarah Guest (left) shares a fruit cocktail with ward housekeeper Christine Ryan on her way to deliver more cocktails and canapes to patients on Rosemere Cancer Centre’s Ribblesdale Ward Patients on Royal Preston Hospital’s Ribblesdale Ward will continue to enjoy their monthly “cocktails’ thanks to Rosemere Cancer Foundation funding. Rosemere has agreed to pay £35 per month for the […]

2 years ago
The coffee shop working to banish loneliness in Penwortham

BonBons customer Kathleen Brocklehurst A number of coffee shops in Preston and South Ribble have been fighting loneliness in their communities by joining the award-winning Chatty Cafe Scheme. BonBons Coffee Bar in Penwortham, owned […]

2 years ago
Memories of Martha make a marathon man out of Christian

Christian after finishing one of his runs. A former Prestonian has marked turning 40 by running more than a thousand miles to raise £1,428.41 for Baby Beat in memory of his niece Martha, who sadly passed away […]

2 years ago
Sporting Memories helping Preston people living with dementia and loneliness

Sporting Memories participants at PNE's home Deepdale Stadium A programme that uses the power of sport to support older people living with dementia, depression or loneliness is starting at Deepdale. Sporting Memories sessions will take place weekly at […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Marie Curie collection volunteers needed in Preston

Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Preston, Lucy Styles (right) with a volunteer Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, is looking for volunteers in Preston to help with the charity’s appeals. The charity is looking for people […]

2 years ago
Helpline and text support available for people worried about mental health

Those needing help are being urged to call a mental health helpline Pic: David Goehring A telephone and text support service for people worried about their mental health or about someone they care about is available throughout the New Year period. For most people, Christmas […]

2 years ago
How Preston organisations are being asked to help reduce male suicides

Man looking sad Pic: engin akyurt from Pixabay Businesses and organisations across Preston are being asked to look out for their male staff and clients in order to reduce suicides. Suicide rates in Lancashire and South Cumbria are […]

2 years ago
Preston slimmers raise over £3,000 for Rosemere

L-R: Gavin and Caroline with Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraising co-ordinator Louise Grant, Lou and club member Ann A trio of Preston Slimming World club leaders helped to raise £3,635.39 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by taking part in the Preston 10k. Husband-and-wife Gavin and Caroline Preston and Lou […]

2 years ago
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