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Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Mark Houghton, 52, has donated his kidney to a complete stranger

Lancaster dad recovers after donating kidney to stranger

A fitness fanatic wants to lace up his running shoes just weeks after donating a kidney to a stranger.

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Neil Marshall with his wife Kim, son Max and daughter Daisy at Kim's brother Ryan's wedding in August.

£10k already raised to help Lancaster City star’s family

More than £10,000 has already been raised as part of a bid to support the family of former Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.

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The trust has experienced a busier January than in 2016.

Hospital trust turns to Twitter in bid to cover staff shortages

The trust which operates the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has turned to social media in a bid to bring staff into work on their days off.

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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Lancashire feeling heat in hospitals crisis time

The ‘humanitarian crisis’ affecting British hospitals is being felt in Lancashire, according to those on the front line.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

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Attacks on ambulance crews have rocketed

Attacks on ambulance crews rocket in Lancashire

Ambulance bosses have branded more than 100 homes in Lancashire as too dangerous for paramedics to enter alone.
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Consider using other healthcare services before visiting A and E.

Do you really need to visit A and E?

The public are being asked to consider using other healthcare services rather than Accident and Emergency (A&E), as A&E departments are under pressure following a busy weekend and bank holiday Monday.

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Brian House hospice never charges for use of its facilities, and receives a tiny fraction of its annual running costs.

Hospice’s plea for help as it reaches major milestone

A Blackpool children’s hospice has reached a major milestone – but needs fresh help to keep it going.
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TV presenter Rav Wilding with members of North West Blood Bikes who have been given a National Lottery award.  He is pictured on the bike with members L-R Graham Miller, Amanda Mason, Colm Carton, James Robinson, Paul Brooks and Lee Townsend.

Blood bikes on a mission to save lives

It’s been a busy year for the ‘angels on two wheels’ or North West Blood Bikes who deliver life-saving blood, blood products and donor breast milk to hospitals.

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Blood donation

Give blood and help to save lives

People are being asked to give blood as one of their New Year’s resolutions to help save lives.

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The musicians who are opening up about their battles with depression

A Lancaster musician has spoken out about his issues with depression and anxiety, hoping that by doing so it will encourage others to open up.

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Reece Holt from Overton who is battling a rare brain tumour.

Brave Reece from Overton proves he is real trooper

An Overton boy is not letting a brain tumour get the better of him as he fights for a normal life.

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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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North Lancashire patients advised to use alternatives to A&E

North Lancashire patients advised to use alternatives to A&E

Heath chiefs across Lancashire North are asking people to consider using appropriate alternatives to accident and emergency units over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.

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Beryl Swales with Tony's Order of St John award at her home in Lancaster.

Organ donor who saved lives honoured

The grieving widow of a grandad of 20 has proudly accepted an award on his behalf after he donated his 
organs to save lives.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Lancashire County Council £500k fund to ease hospital pressure

Lancashire County Council has announced that it will make up to £500,000 available to ease winter pressures on Lancashire’s hospitals.

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Parents have been warned to have their children vaccinated

Winter flu warning for parents in North West

Parents across the North West are being urged to get their children vaccinated against flu.

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