Parents and carers in Lancashire and South Cumbria advised to be aware of the signs of respiratory illnesses and when to get help

Health experts across Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging parents and carers to be aware of the signs of respiratory illnesses in children.

Local landmarks help tackle loneliness

Our lovely local landmarks are helping to tackle loneliness in care homes this summer. With travel abroad limited, more people than ever will be out and about exploring closer to home.

Get your Covid-19 jab whilst out and about in Preston this week

From Thursday 29 July – Sunday 1 August, communities across Preston will be able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at an NHS mobile clinic. Second dose Pfizer vaccinations will also be available for anyone who has received their first dose over 8 weeks ago.  

Health chiefs issue warning as childhood respiratory infections rise ahead of winter
New NHS report highlights why new hospital facilities are needed for Lancashire and South Cumbria

The local NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has published a new report explaining why funding for new hospital facilities is essential for the health of local people. The New Hospitals Programme Case for Change report outlines the critical need for investment in Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Royal Preston Hospital and Furness General Hospital. It describes the impact that the current issues with these buildings have on patient and staff experience, local people’s health and the ability to deliver hospital services productively and efficiently.