The A&E department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital will re-open from today for 12 hours per day (8am-8pm). It's down to the campaigning of the many residents that have been out in force each Saturday, Chorley Council and the MP that they've been able to get the service back earlier than the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust had originally planned.
An urgent care centre will also now be open 24 hours per day on site but Chorley Council will continue to push for a 24/7 A&E and they need your continued support to make that happen! Please share with family and friends so everyone is aware and can offer support.
Please see the below information from NHS Chorley and South Ribble and NHS Greater Preston CCGs.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) and related conditions such as Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) are a major cause of pain, ill health and disability. In Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston, we currently commission these services through a variety of providers. An ongoing review of the current services and patient feedback has highlighted that the current delivery model can be complicated, disjointed and lengthy often requiring multiple handovers between different providers.
The CCGs intend to streamline and improve the quality of patient journeys, improve patient experience and provide equitable services across Chorley, South Ribble and Preston, whilst empowering and supporting people to self-manage their own health as much as possible.
As CCGs we have a responsibility to commission the best quality care for all patients across our localities and with this in mind,...
Local community groups across the UK are today being encouraged to apply for a share of the Sheds Grant Fund as it opens again for applications to help support the set-up of community Shed spaces.
Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available from the Sheds Grant Fund. All applications need to come from constituted, volunteer led community groups and must be submitted by the deadline of Sunday 5th March to be considered.
Sheds are community workshop spaces where people come together to take part in practical skills and activities. They are designed and run by their members and provide opportunities for people to share tools, resources and skills in order to create, learn and develop social networks.
Older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service, with funding from the Asda Foundation, run the Sheds Grant Fund to provide small scale funding to Sheds who are looking for help with either set up or next stage development costs.
The UK Shed movement follows a blueprint from an A...
Residents of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble now have access to an exclusive new service designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. ABL’s experienced group of Lifestyle Coaches are here to help clients with a BMI between 25 and 35. Reviewing eating habits with information on how to maintain weight loss through lifelong lifestyle and behavioural change, this programme looks at strategies for long term weight management. Sessions are designed to include a blend of nutrition advice and activity to suit the needs of the group. Focusing on breaking down some of the barriers that in the past may have prevented people from achieving their goals, we aim to move clients away from the confusing messages of the quick fix fad diet and focus them on setting realistic and achievable goals in a none restrictive way. Group sessions will be held at community venues throughout the week offering morning, afternoon and evening sessio...
A major development of the Cuerden strategic site at the start of the M65 could create thousands of new jobs and bring furniture giant IKEA to Lancashire.
The development could also attract other well-known national retailers, major employers, restaurants, offices and housing, along with cycling and walking routes and new green spaces, subject to planning permission.
Lancashire County Council and its development partners Eric Wright Group and Brookhouse Group are running a public consultation on the plans, starting with public exhibitions next week, in advance of a planning application being submitted.
The development is one of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal's major projects and has the potential to generate significant economic and employment benefits for the area, including:
Creation of more than 4,500 new jobs at the site.
80,000 sq m of new industrial space, comprising of a range of separate units with ancillary offices.
The Safe Trader Scheme is operated by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service and its aim is to assist residents of Lancashire to find reputable traders for property repairs, home improvements, gardening services, mobility aids and other services around the home.
Whilst Lancashire County Council Trading Standards do not approve traders, the aim of the Scheme is to reassure consumers by providing advice and information on employing a trader and providing a list of current Scheme members. Businesses registered with the Scheme have all demonstrated their commitment to fair and honest trading by signing up to our Code of Practice and agreeing to work with us to resolve any problems should they occur. They have pledged to deliver good customer service and to collect feedback from customers to confirm this.
Councillors will be pressing hospital bosses to reinstate Chorley’s A&E as a matter of urgency after an independent report into its closure today reveals that it could re-open on a part-time basis.
The report, requested by local politicians, states that ‘more could be done to re-open the department sooner’ and that the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust should communicate better with residents and stakeholders.
The review team also agrees with a number of points made by Chorley Council, including the increased pressure it has put on neighbouring hospitals, meaning residents are having to wait longer to get treated.
Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “We welcome the report and its findings and a lot of what the clinicians say is in line with what we have been saying all along.
“We certainly welcome the recommendation to re-open the A&E on a part-time basis but I don’t personally see why we need to wait until January as the report clearly states that the cu...