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

Two key Royal Preston Hospital units to receive £15m upgrade

Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Two key units that support the urgent and emergency care service at the Royal Preston Hospital are getting a £15m upgrade. A cash injection to boost NHS capacity, which was […]

3 months ago
Royal Preston Hospital’s lung surgeon and team up for national award

Dr Mohammed Munavvar with EBUS scope A pioneering lung surgeon is among the nominations for a health award. Dr Mohammed Munavvar is one of those on the shortlist from across dozens of NHS trusts in the […]

3 months ago
South Ribble organisations urged to respond to new £1m defibrillator fund

Katherine Fletcher with a defibrillator South Ribble organisations and community groups are being urged to express an interest in a government initiative to expand the installation of defibrillators. The Department of Health and Social Care […]

4 months ago
Avanti West Coast worker helps highlight early menopause

Hellen Briscoe has been working to raise the menopause amongst Avanti workers Pic: Avanti West Coast A Preston woman has been helping her colleagues talk openly about the menopause. Hellen Briscoe was diagnosed with perimenopause at the age of 37 and approached Avanti West Coast about […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Garstang teacher goes the extra mile for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Jenna Shepherd took on the running challenge to show support for her Dad Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation With a three-year-old son and twin one-year-old daughters plus a job as a PE teacher, Jenna Shepherd is hardly ever off her feet but still found the time and energy […]

4 months ago
Memorial garden to Covid victims and organ donors at Royal Preston Hospital

Ros Collins, charity administrator; Dan Hill, head of hospital charities; Rebecca Arestidou, grant and trust fundraiser with the memorial garden A memorial garden to those who lost loved ones to Covid has opened at Royal Preston Hospital. It is also in memory of those who donated their organs after passing […]

4 months ago
New chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals confirmed

Peter White, inset, will chair the trust that runs RPH and Chorley & South Ribble hospitals The chair of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is set to take on the same role at the trust that runs the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble […]

4 months ago
Leyland teen author with half a million followers raises £350k for autism charities

Charlie Michael Baker with his first book A Leyland teenager has amassed half a million followers on Instagram and raised £350,000 for autism charities in the space of a few months. Charlie Michael Baker’s success has come […]

4 months ago
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