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Posted: 19th November 2020

Pancreatic cancer patients share the importance of knowing signs and symptoms

The Rapid Diagnostic Service at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has given a pancreatic cancer patient a new chance at life, after spotting the symptoms that had been left untreated for months due to a difficult diagnosis.

Posted: 17th November 2020

Trusts message to patients and visitors

Since the start of the lockdown period in March, parking at the hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria has been free of charge for patients and visitors throughout the pandemic. We hope that it has made things slightly easier and safer for everyone still needing to come onto the hospital sites. With services re-opening and more people returning to the hospital, our car parks are becoming very busy and so we’ve taken the difficult decision to reinstate car parking charges for patients and visitors. 

Posted: 12th November 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria residents urged to spot the signs early for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month this November

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Don't wait to contact your GP during this second national lockdown or during local restrictions. The NHS is still here for you if you have signs or symptoms of cancer. Anyone with concerns should continue to come forward for help and treatment.

Posted: 11th November 2020

Self Care Week 16 - 22 November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the need to practice self-care more evident than ever: the challenges for some of managing finances or debt, being restricted in our social movements, uncertainty around employment, and/or being at higher risk of contracting the virus due various factors all make looking after ourselves of utmost importance.

Posted: 9th November 2020

What to do if you have a dental problem during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you have a dental issue during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it.

Posted: 5th November 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to support you

Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is a resource for all for all public sector workers and volunteers who are feeling the psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and their families.

Posted: 3rd November 2020

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2020), residents are urged not to delay contacting their GP about lung cancer symptoms

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer.

Posted: 30th October 2020

Maternity visiting restrictions during COVID-19

We know that pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most important times in the lives of you and your family. We understand that our families in Lancashire and South Cumbria feel strongly about the current visiting restrictions in place at local maternity departments.

Posted: 30th October 2020

Statement from Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System

Health and care partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria recognise there is a need to act now to support those who are most vulnerable and most at risk in our communities during this winter period and as the pandemic remains a challenge to our daily lives. Andy Knox, GP and Director of Population Health in Morecambe Bay sets out six quick tips for about how to stay healthy and well this winter.

Posted: 29th October 2020

Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups - 5 November 2020

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations that plan and buy healthcare for their communities. The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) is a meeting of the CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs.

Posted: 28th October 2020

Transforming pathology services across Lancashire and South Cumbria

We have an exciting opportunity to transform pathology services working in partnership with four NHS acute trusts to ensure that our pathology services remains at the forefront of diagnostics to the benefit of all staff, clinicians, GPs and patients.

Posted: 28th October 2020

Mums-to-be to benefit from single maternity record system launch in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Pregnant women who receive maternity care from one of the four hospital trusts in Lancashire and South Cumbria are set to benefit from a single maternity portal innovation, helping to make care safer for them and their babies.

Posted: 23rd October 2020

Statement from Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System on pressures on local NHS services

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.

Posted: 20th October 2020

Business leader to head SEED healthcare alliance in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Steve Fogg has been appointed as chair of the SEED alliance - a multi-sector collaborative set up to contribute to ‘health and wealth’ in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Dr Amanda Thornton joins him as deputy chair.

Posted: 20th October 2020

Updated information on visiting and face coverings for hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria

We've issued new information about ongoing temporary visiting restrictions and the need to wear face coverings in hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.