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Specialist unit for people with acute learning disabilities at Whittingham takes a step forward

Proposed facility off Cumeragh Lane, Whittingham (images: Gilling Dodd Architects, via Preston City Council planning portal) A specialist unit for people with acute learning disabilities has moved a step closer to being built in rural Preston after planning officials recommended councillors give it the go-ahead. The […]

5 months ago
NHS whistleblower says mental health trust causing ‘enormous stress’ to Bamber Bridge staff

Ribble House in Meanygate, Bamber Bridge Pic: Google An NHS employee says the mental health trust they work for is causing ‘an enormous amount of stress’ to its staff. The whistleblower, who wishes to remain anonymous, works at […]

1 year ago
Campaign to save hub helping Preston NHS staff with psychological impact of COVID-19

Sir Lindsay Hoyle visited the Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub last year A campaign is aiming to save the Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub after the government ceased funding. The service was set up in 2020 to offer psychological support to […]

1 year ago
Urgent appeal for volunteers from Preston and the Fylde to keep wellbeing helpline running

Teenagers are using messaging apps to 'pre-arrange' fights say police following the Penwortham disorder Pic: Pixabay Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) is calling on people from across Preston and the Fylde postcode areas to offer support to its¬†Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service. The […]

2 years ago
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NHS health chiefs unveil future plans for Royal Preston Hospital

Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has stated its preference for a new hospital in a new location for Royal Preston Hospital (RPH). This comes as part of the […]

2 years ago
Autumn Covid-19 booster campaign seeks Preston and Lancashire volunteers

The NHS has issued a call for local volunteers to help deliver the autumn Covid-19 booster campaign and improve people’s immunity to the virus. People across Preston and Lancashire will […]

2 years ago
Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit recognised by Unicef

Ribblemere Unit at Chorley Hosital NHS Lancashire Teaching A specialist unit that keeps babies with their mothers who are suffering with serious mental health issues in the postpartum period has been accredited Gold by UNICEF. Lancashire and South […]

2 years ago
NHS urges Preston and Lancashire residents to stay safe during heatwave

A sunny day along the Lancaster Canal with Tulketh Mill behind Pic: Tony Worrall A local NHS service has urged residents to stay safe and take precautions against the ongoing heatwave, set to peak between Sunday, 17, and Tuesday, 19 July. Lancashire and South […]

2 years ago
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