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Last ditch council bid to overturn hospital parking charges fails

Hospital bosses will press ahead with Accrington Victoria parking fees this month

Accrington Victoria hospital parking fees plan branded 'scandalous'

Fees will be introduced at all East Lancashire hospitals from October

MP hits out at plans to scrap Accrington walk-in centre

Bosses are proposing to create health hubs accessed by telephone appointment

Patients warned of A and E delays as junior doctors prepare for two-day strike

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Accrington Victoria's minor injuries unit has also been closed to make up for staff shortages

Accrington Victoria minor injuries unit to close AGAIN next week

Bosses say Trust services have been hit by the impending junior doctors strike

Accrington minor injuries unit shut for the week due to staff shortages

Blackburn and Burnley hospitals have been hit by 'exceptionally high demand', holidays and impending strike action.

Patients urged to avoid "very busy" accident and emergency

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Health bosses say Royal Blackburn Hospital's emergency cover is very stretched

JAILED: Racer who fled police at 80mph in residential area

Zafar Iqbal Walmsley Khan, 22, sped through a red light at 77mph

JAILED: Racer who fled police at 80mph in residential area

Zafar Khan, 22, went through a red light on Queens Road West at the junction with Accrington Victoria Hospital at 77mph

PICTURES: Trapped cat rescued at Accrington Victoria Hospital

Firefighters said the cat was stuck between a metal fence and a tree

Toddler scarred and taken to hospital after being bitten in the face by dog 'with fangs'

Nikita Courtney-Clough was walking through Rishton with her mum Anita Humphreys when she was attacked

Fresh concerns raised over long term future of Accrington walk in centre

The Walk in Centre at Accrington Victoria hospital has been granted an additional 12 months

Delight as Accrington walk in centre to stay open for at least another year

Health bosses have confirmed the Health Access Centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital will remain open until at least September 2016

UKIP calls on 'bullying' East Lancashire hospitals to end ban on e-cigarettes

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Lancashire UKIP Vice Chair demands a review of smoking policy following findings that e-cigs are 95% less harmful than tobacco

Fears for Accrington Victoria Hospital canteen mobile meals service trialled

A trial took place in March where food was brought in from Blackburn Hospital

Firefighters called to Accrington Victoria Hospital

Crews from Hyndburn spent around an hour clearing up after a water pipe burst


Tributes paid to Accrington man who suffered heart attack at the wheel

Tributes have been paid to 'a local man in his 60s’ who died after his car crashed into railings.

Driver dies in road traffic collision in Accrington this morning

The male driver is believed to have had a possible heart attack behind the wheel at around 5.30am

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.


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