Latest news stories from ELHT

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

19 April 2018
National thumbs up for Falls Response Service

East Lancashire Hospital's groundbreaking Falls Response Service, operated in partnership with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS), received a major seal of approval last week during a visit by Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director, Acute Care & Emergency Preparedness NHS England.

19 April 2018
Celebrating our Midwives and Nurses

Next month we will be taking the opportunity to recognise all our fantastic midwives and nurses. Every year on 5 May the International Day of the Midwife takes place, followed a week later on 12 May by International Nurses’ Day.

19 April 2018
Mum who had blood conflict with her babies thanks medics for saving both her daughters’ lives

A Lancashire mum whose blood type conflicted with her babies leading to them needing lifesaving treatment has praised medical staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust for saving both her children.

Posted: 16 April 2018
Compassionate care for older people

Last week, the Centre of Excellence for Safety of Older People (CESOP) hosted a seminar which put the topic of compassion under the spotlight. As we embrace the ever developing world of medicine and celebrate our aging population, we must also strive to deliver the highest quality of health care with compassion at its heart.

Posted: 16 April 2018
Significant improvements in sepsis treatment

Patients receiving cancer treatment in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire are now better protected against a potentially fatal side effect, thanks to improvements at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Posted: 16 April 2018
World championship medal for up-and-coming Darwen ice hockey star

A hospital worker from Darwen has skated her way to success with a silver medal at the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championships - and has her sights set on going one step further next year.

Posted: 12 April 2018
Specialist Nurse visits Ribble Valley Breast Cancer Support Group

A local support group for women affected by breast cancer this week welcomed a special guest to discuss breast cancer and the menopause.