A mother and daughter who have both been treated at the new Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital have praised the facility for its high level of care in a pleasant environment.

Working hard and playing hard, Michael Hunt had a full and active life with no concerns about his health.

When he first started experiencing heart palpitations now and again, he dismissed it thinking it was nothing.

It may have once only been the dreams of science fiction but robotic surgery is now a lifesaving reality and Lancashire’s first surgical robot is leading the way in the North West by performing head and neck surgery robotically.

A couple today praised doctors and nurses for saving their baby’s life after she stopped breathing following birth.


A couple today revealed they owe their daughter’s life to a midwife who trusted her instincts to give them an earlier scan appointment.

A dad who suffered 50 cardiac arrests during the space of 10 days today spoke of his overwhelming gratitude to the medical teams who saved his life.

A Lancashire grandad has revealed how he was spared major surgery and avoided the need for radiotherapy and chemotherapy after having a cancerous tumour removed from his throat by Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s revolutionary robot.