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

Mum who lost baby at 18 weeks running Penwortham family fun day this half-term

Kathryn herself was one of the first babies ever to be cared for at Royal Preston Hospital's neo neonatal unit and says she and her partner want to give back for the support they received.

1 month ago
Preston paramedic student saves man’s life after cricket match collapse

Matt Dunn, Lancashire and Cumbria Consultant Paramedic, presenting UCLan student Ibrahim Akram with his certificate Pic: UCLan 21-year-oild Ibrahim Akram was fielding on the boundary when an opposition player collapsed when running between the wickets. The paramedic student leapt into action and saved the man's life.

1 month ago
Patient marries long-term love on Royal Preston Hospital ward

After 66-year-old Paul was admitted with suspected cancer he decided it was time to tie the knot with long-term love Deirdre and they were married on Ward 20 on RPH.

2 months ago
Maggie and Bea were born at 29 weeks and are now thriving

Laura with Maggie and Bea - a year on and they are doing really well Pic: Baby Beat Appeal Laura Beardmore tells of how Maggie and Bea were born early weighing the same as a bag of sugar - and are now happy and healthy twins. She and her partner Tom took on the Cross Bay Walk to raise money for Baby Beat to say thank you.

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cancer service at Royal Preston Hospital achieves highest ever patient rating

Some of the team from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals cancer care team at the HSJ Awards where they were recognised Pic: LTH NHS Foundation Trust The Rosemere Cancer Centre team were also recognised in the Health Service Journal Awards as they reached new levels of patient ratings in a national survey.

2 months ago
35 new medical places opened up at University of Central Lancashire

Two doctors performing surgery Pic: Pixabay 35 new medical places have been opened up at the University of Central Lancashire. The Government has now increased the university’s student place allocation from 15 to 50 to help […]

2 months ago
Preston Wellfest returns to Flag Market ahead of World Mental Health Day

A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s Flag Market is due to host a wellbeing event during Saturday. The focus will be on mental health as more than 30 organisations attend across the Preston Wellfest. The […]

2 months ago
New permanent boss of Royal Preston Hospital named and expected to start after winter rush

Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The trust that runs the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals has named its new chief executive. Silas Nicholls will take up the top job at Lancashire Teaching […]

2 months ago
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