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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS announces shortlisted proposals for new hospitals in major development for healthcare in the regionPosted: 10th March 2022
The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has today (10 March 2022) announced its shortlist of proposals for new hospital facilities for Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Royal Preston Hospital, with investment at Furness General Hospital.
Andy Curran on how new hospital facilities can improve urgent care in our regionPosted: 1st March 2022
Andy Curran, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, on how the New Hospitals Programme can make emergency departments (A&E) more efficient and improve urgent care in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
How can digital advances help our new hospital facilities to be more sustainable?Posted: 28th February 2022
Steven Hipwell on how digital advances could improve hospital sustainability and support the New Hospitals Programme’s vision to create environmentally-friendly facilities.
Andy Curran on patient choice and long-term goals for health in Lancashire and South CumbriaPosted: 26th February 2022
Andy Curran on the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and the long-term health and wellbeing goals driving the New Hospitals Programme.
Rebecca Malin on how we’re using feedback from local people on proposals for new hospital facilitiesPosted: 7th February 2022
Rebecca Malin, Programme Director on how feedback from patients and the public is being used to improve hospital care across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Adults with autism have their say on new hospital facilitiesPosted: 5th January 2022
How the New Hospitals Programme and Cloverleaf Advocacy are helping adults with autism input into proposals for new hospital facilities in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
How new hospital facilities can help people with Parkinson’s and their carersPosted: 20th December 2021
How the New Hospitals Programme could help people with Parkinson’s, and their carers, through new and improved hospital facilities in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Claire Rawes on the challenges faced by surgical teams in existing hospitalsPosted: 17th December 2021
Claire Rawes has been the Matron for theatres at Royal Lancaster Infirmary for two years, she talks about the challenge of trying to maximise surgical capacity, as well as the constraints of space and flexibility due to the size and layout of the existing hospital.
Glyn Davies on the challenges of maintaining services in old hospital buildingsPosted: 19th November 2021
Interview: Glyn Davies, Head of Estates at UHMBT, explains the challenges and costs involved in maintaining and adapting ageing hospital buildings.
Dr Geoff Jolliffe on the impact of new hospital facilities on local GPsPosted: 5th November 2021
Dr Geoff Jolliffe, GP in Barrow-in-Furness, explains how the New Hospital Programme will help GPs and why new hospital facilities are vital for primary care and local communities.