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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

"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