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Mum claims Accrington Victoria hospital 'failed to notice' tot's broken leg

Trust bosses are investigating claims medics diagnosed two-year-old Daisy Cave, with a 'sprain' after she fell from her bunk bed at home

Demonstrators at the under-threat Accrington Victoria walk-in centre

Accrington Walk-in Centre will stay open until March 2016

The Accrington Observer and Hyndburn council launched a campaign in 2013 to save the under-threat facilities from closure with nearly 6,000 people signing a petition.

MP takes Prime Minister to task over NHS

Speaking in Parliament at Prime Minister’s Questions, Graham Jones MP said: "The NHS in my constituency is in crisis."

Victoria nurses honoured with the prestigious Queen's award

Polly Harris and Angela Graves were honoured by The Queen’s Nursing Institute, a community nursing charity tasked with presenting the coveted national award.

Boy breaks foot in 'hit and run' crash

A-jay Whittaker-Smith, 13, was crossing the road to get his hair cut when the incident happened, leaving him with a broken foot.

Trust can leave special measures

Hospitals, including Accrington Victoria, Burnley and Blackburn, were deemed to have made ‘sufficient progress’ and could be brought out of special measures, following a full inspection by the Care Quality Commission in April.

Hospital practice is set to stay

Accrington Victoria Hospital GP practice will be open until at least October 2015.

Joy at victory of campaign to save Accrington walk-in centre

Campaigners are celebrating at news the centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital will continue a further 18 months.

Date set for decision on future of Accrington walk-in centre

A final decision will be made by the end of March.

Members of the Patients Participation Group at the GP practice at Accrington Victoria Hospital

Fears for future of Accrington GP practice

Patients concerned for the future of the centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital after the service was placed under review.

Accrington couple's terror as they are attacked by two dogs

Rebecca McKenna and her partner Andrew Graham, of Station Road, Accrington, were set upon by the animals while they were out walking their own dog on Pendle Hill.

Decision deferred over the future of Accrington's walk-in centre

Health bosses at East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said they needed more information on available options before deciding the fate of the under-threat facility which is used by 34,000 people each year.

MP takes Accrington walk-in centre fight to parliament

Speaking in the House of Commons, Graham Jones MP challenged the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt over the possible closure.

Dozens gathered for the candle-lit vigil in support of Accrington Victoria Hospital

Residents and campaigners held candles and placards outside the centre and were supported by Hyndburn MP Graham Jones and local councillors.

Health regulator warns against closure of walk-in centres

The warning comes after a public vigil was held on Saturday, November 9 at Accrington Victoria Hospital walk-in centre to protest against any possible service closure.

Public vigil to save Accrington Victoria Hospital

NEARLY 900 people have completed a questionnaire giving their views about the future of the Accrington Victoria Hospital walk-in centre.

Police hunt Accrington flasher

Man exposed himself to retired woman on Gloucester Avenue

Demonstrators at the under-threat Accrington Victoria walk-in centre

Save Accrington Victoria walk-in centre: Campaigner slams health bosses over consultation

Accrington Victoria walk-in centre, which is used by more than 100 users a day, is under threat of closure from the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

MP’s pledge in fight to save walk-in centre

Graham Jones said he will write to the government’s Secretary of State for Health about the future of the ‘much-needed’ service at Accrington Victoria Hospital.

Accrington Victoria Hospital walk-in centre

Join our campaign – and help save a ‘vital’ GP walk-in centre

We are calling on the public to rally behind the walk-in GP centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital – which is visited by an average of 100 users every day.

MP defends staff at under fire hospital trust

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned bosses at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust after it was criticised in the Keough review into above average death rates

Accrington Victoria Hospital

Keogh Report: East Lancashire Hospitals placed in special measures and told to make urgent improvements

The hospitals, including Accrington Victoria, Burnley and Blackburn, are run by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust which is among 11 trusts nationwide told to make urgent improvements in report

Breast screening is back in the borough

An invitation-only mobile screening unit for the 50 to 70s has now found a base in Accrington

1971: Nurses who had completed their training at Accrington Victoria are honoured

Graduation day for new nurses

Our next picture shows nurses who had completed their training at Accrington Victoria Hospital being honoured

East Lancashire hospitals to be investigated

Deaths at Accrington Victoria Hospital are to be investigated following publication of the Francis Report into the Stafford NHS scandal

Accrington Victoria Hospital dialysis unit flooded after pipe leak

A dialysis unit at Accrington Victoria Hospital flooded after a pipe leaked.

Schools, hospitals and council services hit by strike action

Schools, health and council services across Hyndburn suffered severe disruption on Wednesday, with trade unions striking over proposed pension scheme changes.

Mystery remains over crash that killed couple on wedding anniversary

A daughter of a couple who died following a car crash on their 65th wedding anniversary has admitted she may never know what caused the tragedy.

Cancer doctor quits two years after suspension

A doctor who missed breast cancer in 61 women at Accrington Victoria hospital has quit his post.

Disabled Sandra’s sports medal joy

A mum-of-three who suffers from a rare genetic disease leaving her able to walk only short distances on crutches has won a silver medal in a paralympic-style contest.


Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
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District reporter
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Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist