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An artists impression of how the Assisted Conception Unit at Wrightington Hospital will look

Construction starts on new fertility clinic at Wrightington Hospital

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State-of-the-art building will provide diagnostic and treatment services

West Lancashire residents urged to stay away from A&E's across the borough

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Patients are encouraged to use GP out of hours services instead

Wigan A&E urges only those suffering from a life-threatening emergency to attend

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Hospital is extremely busy and over-stretched

Local NHS offering a listening ear

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Lancashire Care dedicating a helpline to people feeling down

Family's anger after dying mum left without end of life care

Care worker from Allied Heathcare failed to show up for shift leaving Dora McGill without palliative care

West Lancashire residents A&E warning over "unprecedented" demand

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A senior nurse at Southport Hospital said there has been a huge surge in patients at the adult A&E department

Ormskirk nurse gives up Christmas at home to fight ebola in Africa

Nurse Kath Higgins is a member of the 207 Field Hospital going out to Sierra Leone

Local NHS opening times during Christmas

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Opening times will change during festive period

Those on long standing medication are reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions.

Residents urged not to forget their prescription

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GPs and Chemists will have shorter opening hours during Festive period

North West Ambulance Service is urging drivers to take action for safer roads as part of road safety charity Brake's awareness campaign.
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Ambulance service back national charity's road safety awareness campaign

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Merseyside responsible for 35% of all RTCs in the North West

Trust voted number one for quality with Gold Award

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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust was voted number one for quality in national awards

Concern over high death rates at Ormskirk Hospital

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West Lancashire's MP calls for further investigation

Cash and Copper pipes stolen from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Figures show thousands of pounds worth of property has been stolen over the past three years

Thousands of children in Lancashire affected by alcoholism

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Children have been neglected and abused because of other people's drinking problems new research finds.

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