Latest news stories from ELHT

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

Posted: 25 February 2021
Alistair is ELHT’s employee of the month for February

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Employee of the Month for February was awarded to Alistair Hey who works in the pathology transfusion lab.

Posted: 25 February 2021
Consultant Medical Oncologist wins IWantGreatCare award for third year in a row

Consultant Medical Oncologist at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Hassan Shikhrakab, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence award in the 2021 IWantGreatCare Awards, which recognises those clinicians who are most highly and consistently recommended by their patients.

Posted: 17 February 2021
Conversations with Jasper – How ELHT’s Listening Lounges are helping student nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic

Chaplaincy colleagues at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have offered their ‘Listening Lounges’ to returning nursing students, to enable them to discuss their experiences of working during the pandemic in an open, relaxed and honest atmosphere.

Posted: 14 February 2021
Trust’s “exemplary” catering team nationally recognised

The Catering Department at ELHT is one of only eight Trusts nationally to have joined the NHS Exemplary Trusts Programme and Hospital Food Network.

Posted: 11 February 2021
ELHT seeks to employ 100 new Healthcare Assistants to help those in unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has committed to recruiting 100 new Healthcare assistants, with no experience necessary, between January and March 2021, to help those who have found themselves unemployed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Posted: 9 February 2021
East Lancashire resident praises Pennine Covid Virtual Ward after beating virus at home

The Pennine Covid Virtual Ward has supported more than 1500 people across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen to remain safely at home with Covid-19.

Posted: 5 February 2021
Minor injuries unit to reopen in Accrington

Local health bosses have announced that the minor injuries unit will reopen at Accrington Victoria Community Hospital later this month.