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

At least 30 people fall ill amid possible presence of E.coli in Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese

Mrs Kirkham's is based in Mill Lane, Gooosnargh, near Preston Pic: Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire Cheese Ltd There are at least 30 confirmed cases of E.coli linked with the potential presence of the toxin-producing bacteria in a cheese produced in Preston, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) […]

2 months ago
Preston dance, movement and social inclusion class supporting people living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's dance class A programme of dance, movement and social inclusion is supporting people in Preston living with Parkinson’s disease. The Neuro Moves initiative, led by LPM Dance in partnership with UCLan, is […]

2 months ago
High-vis safety officers to be in Preston city centre for Christmas nights out

Baluga bar and club. Pic: Preston City Council The council are urging people to look after themselves over Christmas and New Year. Preston’s Safer Streets Officers and Preston police have issued advice for those planning a night out […]

2 months ago
Preston neuro-moves awarded £64,209 lottery funding to continue helping people with Parkinson’s

Helen Gould, co-founder of LPM Dance at a Neuro-Moves session. Photo by Johnny Bean LPM Dance, a group running classes for people with Parkinson’s since 2021, has received £64,209 in funding from the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund. The donation will enable the programme […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Baby Beat Preston invests money into early pregnancy loss bereavement service at Royal Preston Hospital

Baby Beat - Claire (left) welcomes Kirstie (right) 2 Baby Beat, a maternity services charity, are investing £93,116 into funding an early pregnancy loss bereavement service at Royal Preston Hospital and other Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. The service will fund […]

3 months ago
Preston woman now a mental health nurse after retraining at UCLan

Angie Gudgeon says becoming a mental health nurse means she has now found her calling Pic: UCLan A Preston woman who left school with no English or maths GCSEs has now qualified as a mental health nurse. Angie Gudgeon, who grew in Kingsfold in Penwortham, decided to […]

3 months ago
Royal Preston Hospital children’s ward receive £1,000 donation

Rebecca Arestidou (left) receiving the donation from Nicola Dickinson, customer consultant at Preston Yorkshire Building Society. A donation of £1,000 will be used to buy a milk thawing and warming device, to help new mothers in the children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital.  The donation was […]

3 months ago
Penwortham neuro consultant given surprise tour of Parliament after receiving MBE

MP Katherine Fletcher with Professor Nihal Gurusinghe and wife Vicky Pic: Katherine Fletcher A consultant from Penwortham was given a surprise tour of Parliament by South Ribble MP, Katherine Fletcher the day after he received an MBE. He was recognised for his contribution […]

3 months ago
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