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Conservatives announce their MP candidate for 2015

Cllr Paul Greenall was chosen at a meeting on Saturday morning

NHS staff striking for the first time in 32 years

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Thousands of health workers are walking out from 7am to 11am

Council Strike

Nurses to walk out over pay for the first time in over 30 years

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Offical picket lines will be in place at Ormskirk and Southport hospitals

Andy Burnham and Jake Mills attend mental health conference at Edge Hill

Conference marks World Mental Health day on October 10

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Dr Peter Gregory to its board as a new GP executive lead.

NHS West Lancs appoint local GP as new executive lead

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Dr Gregory will share his experience to patients across West Lancs

Fire and rescue help lift 80 obese people in the last five years

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Bariatric rescues appear to be on the increase in Lancashire with a spike last year in West Lancashire

"Help, I've fallen off the couch." - calls to 999 this summer

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Ambulance services warns of the dangers of dialing 999 for non-emergencies


NHS West Lancashire AGM

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Meeting set to be held next Tuesday at Digmoor community centre

New firm breaking down the barriers in Ormskirk

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Mednostic Solutions is a family-run business which says it offers the UK’s first osteoporosis treatment of its kind, reported by Adam Payne

Lancashire Care NHS take part in Cycle to Work Day

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Lancashire Care NHS take part in National Cycle to work on Thursday September 4.

Ex-soldier jailed for bomb hoax at hospital

Traumatised by life in the Army, Samuel McDowall is given a year in prison for threats that led to an evacuation of patients and staff this summer

Ormskirk Hospital parking charges put under the spotlight after national criticisms

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Director of finance at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust orders review of parking policy

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital shuts the door on new breast cancer patients

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Only existing breast cancer patients will continue to receive treatment at the hospital

Welcome changes could come to hospital car parking fines and charges

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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has asked for details of what Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust intend to do following the government announcement

Man who was turned away from A&E needed immediate surgery

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Bryan Morely was left for hours without pain relief before being turned away from Southport and Formby District Hospital

Rosie Cooper MP discusses care crisis with Skelmersdale Senior Citizens Association

Social care and support on the agenda for West Lancs MP

Homes to be built on Ormskirk Hospital site

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Application seeks to demolish exisiting buildings and rennovate area

Angie and Stewart Davies who's daughter Amelia-Mae sadly died from a rare form of neuroblastoma

Mum donates £130k to Millie whose battling same condition that killed her daughter

Millie Heaton urgently needs to travel abroad for lifesaving cancer treatment

Women recalled after cancer testing fault at Ormskirk hospital

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 Biopsy machine ‘programming  error’ blamed