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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’s coronavirus infection rate sees week-on-week increase as vaccination rollout sees double milestone

Sunshine and shadows in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has begun to rise again in the latest week-on-week comparisons as the vaccination rollout hit a new milestone. New coronavirus cases for Tuesday (27 April) showed […]

2 weeks ago
22 areas of Preston and South Ribble record fewer than three Covid cases in the seven days leading to 21 April

Latest Covid stats map. A total of 22 areas in Preston and South Ribble have seen fewer than three new coronavirus cases in the week leading up to Wednesday 21 April. Areas include Bamber […]

2 weeks ago
Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rate latest as Prime Minister says we ‘must be realistic’ about future infections

Morning sky over Preston on Monday 26 April Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued to fall – although the drop has slowed – in latest figures. New coronavirus cases confirmed for Monday (26 April) showed Preston recorded 15 […]

2 weeks ago
Preston sight loss charity launch telephone support group for those with Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Sight loss charity Galloway’s in Preston has launched a telephone peer support group for people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome. The group enables people across Lancashire and Sefton who have the […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement 44-year-olds in Preston and South Ribble to be invited for their first Covid vaccine

A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay Those aged 44 across Preston will be invited to book their Covid-19 vaccination from today (Monday 26 April) as the NHS vaccination programme continues. England’s top doctor is urging people […]

2 weeks ago
Preston woman walking to Blackpool to raise money after mum died from Huntington’s disease

Hollie and her mum who died of Huntington's disease in 2018. Hollie Johnstone from Preston is walking 32 mile to Blackpool and back to raise money for Huntington’s disease. Hollie’s mother dies in 2018 of the disease aged 44 and Hollie […]

3 weeks ago
Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rates reach new lows and face masks could be gone this summer

A sunny day in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s latest coronavirus infection rate shows a continued downward trend as it’s understood the government may be advised the country can go face-mask free from the summer. New coronavirus cases […]

3 weeks ago
Virtual ceiling panels installed at Rosemere to help patients feel more relaxed

Cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre are set for brighter skies on the horizon after virtual sky ceiling panels have been fitted above the treatment bed in […]

3 weeks ago
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