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 households with low incomes and health condition could receive warm homes funding

A bitterly cold morning in Preston on Thursday 11 February Pic: Tony Worrall All the details on every health or life condition considered to be eligible along with the maximum gross household income that's allowed to access the funding to help improve homes in the city for fuel efficiency.

2 months ago
Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre marks 30 years of supporting Preston families in crisis

Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre marks its 30th anniversary Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre has marked 30 years of supporting for homeless families in crisis.  The service, provided by Places for People, helps families overcome the barriers to living life in […]

2 months ago
Mother and daughter providing gifts to Royal Preston Hospital cancer patients

Janet Smith and Laura Mellor Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation A mother and daughter duo are helping to make life for cancer patients better at Royal Preston Hospital. Laura Mellor, 34, is living with cancer herself and has teamed up […]

2 months ago
Looking at air quality in Preston as Council confirms no plans to introduce ULEZ

Air quality station at Meadow Street and Ringway Pic: Google Preston City Council says there are no plans to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the city. ULEZ aims to help improve air quality by reducing the number of […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Royal Preston Hospital gets gym refit

David Vesty, a patient at RPH, on the new gym equipment Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals New gym equipment has been put in place at Royal Preston Hospital. Partly funded by a grant of £15,228 from the NHS Charities Together the gym was refitted and will […]

3 months ago
Royal Preston Hospital receives upgraded skin cancer detecting kit

Rebecca Arestidou receives the donation for the new dermatoscopes from, left to right, Habibullah Munshi, Ibrahim Vali Bux Matliwala and Abdul Aziz Vali Matliwala, of the Preston-based Rhodi Charitable Trust and The HVM Foundation Upgraded dermatocopes have been bought to help spot skin cancers earlier. Following a donation of £3,382 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation the hand-held devices are now being used by specialist skin […]

3 months ago
Preston ranked second most calming city in UK

Preston's city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston ranks as the second most calming city in the UK, according to new data. Compare the Market has analysed over 40 of the most populated cities in the UK, taking into […]

3 months ago
Motor neurone disease pledge made by Preston City Council

Rob Burrow is one of a number of people helping to raise awareness of motor neurone disease Pic: MND Association Preston City Council has pledged to do all it can to improve the quality of life of motor neurone disease (MND) sufferers. The local authority has become the latest of […]

3 months ago
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