Royal Lancaster Infirmary ward changes help dementia patients

The way patients on a dementia ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are cared for has been hailed a success and is being shared nationally as an example of good practice across the NHS.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Stay away from A&E unless it’s life-threatening, beg hospital bosses

Hospital chiefs have asked non-urgent cases to stay away from an over-stretched accident and emergency department.

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Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Photographed with one of the new patient monitors, from left to right: Laura Hardwick; Staff Nurse, Lindsey Maudsley, Cardiac Care Unit Clinical Leader; Elaine Maguire; Ward Clerk (seated); Jean Parker; Staff Nurse; and Susan Sharkey, Clinical Support Worker.

£90k legacies will help buy more heart equipment for Lancaster hospital

The cardiac care unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) has benefited from eight new patient monitors – thanks to legacy donations of nearly £90,000 left tothe hospital by five local people in their wills.

Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

Mum Amy Cochrane is concerned for her daughters safety after they found used needles behind their home.  She is pictured with Bethany Cochrane, 10 and Gracie Cochrane, 5.

Used needles dumped in Morecambe alley where children play

Drug users are dumping needles in an alleyway which children play in.

Seven-year-old Euan Hird is recovering following an escalator accident. He is pictured with sister Zara Hird, 4 and mum Nishala Hird.

Carnforth boy, 7, faces long road to recovery after escalator accident

A schoolboy from Carnforth who suffered horrific injuries on a holiday when his foot got mangled in an escalator is still recovering a year on.

CancerCare service user Rachel Greenwood.

CANCERCARE COUNTS: How Lancaster charity helped put Rachel on road to happiness

After losing her mum to cancer when she was only 11 years old, Rachel Greenwood had to put her grief to one side to help bring up her four younger siblings.

The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have had life threatening health issues ... but they’re still smiling

Music band The Houghton Weavers aim to “keep folk smiling” and, after 41 years of entertaining people, the trio who make up the current line-up are still smiling 
themselves despite all enduring health scares.AASMA DAY talks to David Littler, 
Steve Millington and Tony Berry about why they are so grateful to the NHS and are holding a special fundraising concert as a way of giving a little something back

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Lloyds Pharmacy

New pharmacy to ‘improve service’ at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

LloydsPharmacy will replace the NHS pharmacy at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary by September 12.

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The Duke of Westminster

Duke’s death was ‘natural causes’

The Duke of Westminster died of a heart attack, it has been confirmed.

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The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor who died aged 64 at Royal Preston Hospital

I wish I hadn’t been born wealthy: Death of Duke of Westminster at 64

Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster has died at 64.
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School nurses Lynn Pinder and Fiona Stuart

‘Nitty Nora the bug explorer’ is long gone say school nurses

Once schoolchildren dreaded the annual ritual of lining up to be checked for head lice or jabbed with the latest inoculation. Today the school nurse has jettisoned her starchy old image and presents a far friendlier face to pupils. Brian Ellis meets two in Penwortham.

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Sally Ann Tooze-Froggatt (right) and her family.

Family to sue over death of Lancaster mum after hospital errors

A grieving family is taking legal action against a Lancaster hospital and surgeon after the death of a much-loved mum.

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Chris Wilson.

Overton family fundraises for epilepsy awareness in memory of Chris Wilson, 28

The family of a man who died suddenly from a seizure are raising money for charity in his memory.

Brazils former volleyball player Isabel carries the Olympic torch in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue on its way for the opening ceremony.

Former RLI doctor talks about life behind the scenes at Rio Olympics

Retired hospital consultant Dr John Davies is out in Rio to volunteer at the Olympics as part of the ‘field of play recovery’ medical team, and he will be sending us a diary of his experiences, beginning with Friday’s opening ceremony.

Leukaemia survivor Joseph Devaney at his first football match, Morecambe v a Liverpool XI at the Globe Arena on July 30.

Five-year-old leukaemia survivor enjoys his first football match

Little Joseph Devaney has enjoyed a major milestone in his recovery from leukaemia by attending his first ever football match.

Managers at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) swapped their business suits for speedos to raise money for hospital charities.

Managers swap business suits for shorts and raise money for Morecambe Bay hospital charities

Managers from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) swapped their business suits for swimming trunks and running shorts and ran, swam and cycled in the annual NHS Fun Triathlon

Mental health trust ‘requires improvement’

Mental health trust ‘requires improvement’

The health trust in charge of mental health provision for the county ‘requires improvement’ according to the Care Quality Commission after an inspection.


Dementia group here to help

A service to help people worried about their memory, or residents diagnosed with dementia, their family and friends will be launched this September in Lancaster.

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