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.
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.
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.
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.
We've issued new information about ongoing temporary visiting restrictions and the need to wear face coverings in hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The threat of infection from covid-19 still exists within our communities, and locally, patients are being asked to continue to follow the guidance, stick to any restrictions in place and take the necessary precautions such as wearing face coverings and practicing good hygiene.
S12 solutions is a new app and website for mental health professionals, which makes Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments quicker, simpler and more secure.
The integrated home response and falls lifting service was set up in October 2019 to provide a non-emergency visiting response with home responders to help residents in Lancashire who have fallen in their own homes.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Hospital Trust (UHMBT) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTr) are moving forward as part of the second phase of Government’s flagship Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP).
Tests can only be booked on the national online booking portal or by calling 119 if you do not have access to the internet. You cannot book a test in any other way.
Pharmacists from across Lancashire are urging at risk groups to get a flu vaccination this winter. Their message to people is to ‘Prepare and protect’ by arranging a free NHS flu vaccination at their usual pharmacy.