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.

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.

Lancashire student wins regional finals of NHS schools careers competition

Grace, a 12-year-old student from Penwortham Girls High School in Preston, has become the North West regional winner of the ‘Step into the NHS’ competition recognising her creative and detailed board game showcasing the role of an occupational therapist.

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

England’s Chief Nurse has reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.