Latest news stories from ELHT

Find out what’s been going on recently at the Trust. 

20 September 2018
£500 donation to set up Samaritan helpline for all patient phones

Al-khair Foundation, a well-known international charity that assists with many local and national issues, including loneliness and mental health, have donated £500 to local hospital charity ELHT&Me as part of a mental health initiative for patients at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT).

19 September 2018
East Lancashire Hospitals first in UK to introduce new CT scan technology

Patients requiring potentially life-changing investigations are benefitting from a new, state-of-the-art scanner installed last month at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

14 September 2018
Have a heart, save a life

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust  hosted a special event during Organ Donation Week to raise awareness of organ donation and talking about decisions with family members.

Posted: 14 September 2018
Inpatients rate East Lancashire Hospitals best in region

Inpatients rate East Lancashire’s five NHS hospitals as the best in Lancashire and South Cumbria, according to new data from the NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) survey.

Posted: 12 September 2018
Campaign launched by the NHS in East Lancashire to protect families against flu

NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS East Lancashire CCG and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) are once again targeting families this year in a major drive to protect them from flu.

Posted: 11 September 2018
National Compassionate Care Accolade for Hospital Maternity Staff

East Lancashire Hospitals’ reputation for compassionate care was confirmed last week when maternity staff from the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre won the NHS70 Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care 2018.

Posted: 7 September 2018
Additional funding to assist with urgent and emergency health care

Bosses at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are pleased to announce that a new Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) will open at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital on Friday 14 September 2018.