Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

To stop the spread of the virus remember Hands. Face. Space: wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.

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You can find information about testing for COVID-19 and anti-body testing for both local people and staff here

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Oct 23, 2020, 3:47 PM
We are increasingly concerned about the significant increases in Covid-19 admissions. NHS services in Lancashire and South Cumbria are under a huge amount of pressure, but they remain open. As Covid admissions in our hospitals rise, it is important that we continue to provide services for our patients for treatments such as cancer and routine appointments. Patient safety remains of the highest importance. Anyone with concerns should continue to come forward for help and treatment. It is important that unless you are contacted, you should continue to attend your appointment as planned.
Oct 16, 2020, 12:00 PM
We are very concerned about the rising infection rates in Lancashire and South Cumbria. We all need to be aware of this worsening local situation, our hospitals are under a huge amount of pressure. As the number of Covid-19 admissions are rising steeply, it is important we take action now to protect our hospitals.
Oct 13, 2020, 6:46 PM
As NHS services are seeing growing numbers of patients being admitted to hospital, and more of these people are needing treatment in intensive care, hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria have benefitted from an additional £12million to expand the number of critical care, specialist respiratory and enhanced care beds.
Oct 9, 2020, 3:43 PM
Kevin McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust spoke on BBC Radio Lancashire about hospital Covid-19 preparations, on behalf of hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria on 8 October. Read what he had to say and listen again.
Oct 8, 2020, 11:51 AM
Routine breast screening services are fully operational in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Local people are being assured that it is safe to attend this quick but vital appointment if invited.


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