Population Health Investment Fund 2022-2023
06 August 2022

Please find attached the application form for the Population Health Investment Fund.

The Population Health Investment Fund application round opened on the 1st of August and runs until 1st of September 2022.

Projects awarded funding must begin delivery by 31st March 2023.

Completed forms, and any enquiries, should be sent to: lscicb-mb.poph@nhs.net

LCC Consumer Alerts August 2022
06 August 2022

Consumer Alerts can also be found on Scambuster Stan page (20+) Lancashire Trading Standards Scambuster Stan | Facebook if you use social media for messaging.

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Covid Now @ The Storey, Lancaster
27 July 2022
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Our aim is to open up conversations of how Covid life is now.

Tell us your stories. How are you living now? What has changed?

The last two years plus have been very tough on us all.

We want to share your stories by making art with you.

This event is for all but particularly families and children.

By using Print work and Poetry, recorded voices, whether you choose to rap or talk or make. Workshops are all day.

*Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the Storey Gardens, or utilise the Printroom café bar in The Storey who serve food until 3pm and drinks until 5pm.*


Wednesday 27 July 2022 - Thursday 28 July 2022




Ukraine Support Hub
21 July 2022

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Ukrainian guests are invited to go along to the first session to find out more and help identify what support is needed.

Children are welcome - there will be an area where children will have access to games, books and a tablet.

Lancashire County Council are providing a translator.

Lancashire Trading Standards - Consumer Alerts July 2022
08 July 2022

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These alerts can also be found on Facebook page - (20+) Lancashire Trading Standards Scambuster Stan | Facebook

Financial Support for Households - Lancaster City Council
06 July 2022

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Household Support Fund, Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme and the Lancaster District Hardship Fund

Please follow the link for more information:

Financial support for households - Lancaster City Council

The Gregson: Discover Islam on Sunday 26th June 2022 @ 11:00am - 5:00pm
26 June 2022

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Notice of Modification Order Section 53 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
23 June 2022

Notice of Modification Order 

Section 53 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for the County of Lancashire 

The Lancashire County Council restricted byway along Moss Lane, Overton

Definitive Map Modification Order 2022 

Notice of Public Rights 2022
22 June 2022

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2022.

LCC Consumer Alerts June 2022
08 June 2022

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Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022
07 June 2022

The Lancashire Choir of the Year competition has just been launched and is open to community choirs across Lancashire. The idea of the competition is to celebrate choirs from across Lancashire. The choirs could be faith choirs, workplace choirs, friends who come together to sing, or those who sing for health and wellbeing. Entry is also open to school choirs whose members are all aged 12 and over. We want to spread the message about the competition far and wide and would appreciate the support of town and parish councils in displaying and sharing the information. More details about the competition can be found at


Next Mayor of Lancaster to host Jubilee Tea Party
04 June 2022

Next Mayor of Lancaster to host jubilee tea party

Anyone who was born in 1952, or has memories of the day Her Majesty the Queen acceded to the throne, is being invited to join the next Mayor of Lancaster for a celebratory event.

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and is the longest serving British monarch.

A four-day weekend from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5 will celebrate this platinum occasion and a host of special events are being held across the Lancaster district.

As part of the celebrations Councillor Joyce Pritchard, who will take over the mayoral reins in May, is hosting a tea party on Saturday June 4 for those who turn 70 during 2022 or remember the day in 1952 when the Queen acceded to the throne.

Starting at 2pm at Lancaster Town Hall, it will provide a fitting way to celebrate the jubilee and provide an opportunity for people to share their memories of what life was like 70 years ago.

Councillor Pritchard said: “It will be a huge privilege to serve as mayor during the Queen’s jubilee year and what better way to celebrate than with people who turn 70 during the 70th year of her reign.

“It would be equally lovely to hear the memories of people who remember what life was like back in 1952 and can share how society has changed over the last 70 years.”

Only a limited number of tickets are available and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so get your request in quick.

To request a place at this special royal occasion email mayor@lancaster.gov.uk by 5pm on Friday May 27.

If you can’t make it, Councillor Pritchard would still love hear your memories and see your photographs from 1952. They can also be sent to mayor@lancaster.gov.uk.

Good Day Calls - Lancashire Age UK
14 May 2022


Who Decides What We Eat? (UCLan)
10 May 2022

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Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline
10 May 2022

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Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline - if you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.

At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to listen to anyone who faces dying or the imminent death of someone they care about. We know that facing the end of life can leave you feeling isolated and alone.

Being able to access support is so important. Gaining knowledge of what may happen towards the end of life and being prepared helps both the person dying and their loved ones to feel a sense of control.

Calls are free and confidential. Call us on 0808 801 0688 - we have time to talk

Please visitwww.annerobsontrust.org.uk/helpline-service to find out more.

Housing ASB services survey
04 May 2022

Lancaster City Council are currently reviewing their Housing ASB services, and have commissioned RESOLVE as an independent ASB specialist membership organisation to support them with this important work.

The Council’s Housing ASB service is keen to hear the views of their tenants and residents, about the ASB services that are currently being delivered.

We are inviting you to take part in this tenant/resident survey because we truly value your opinion and want your views and suggestions to help shape and influence any changes and improvements we make as a result of this service review exercise.

If you click on the link below it will take you directly to the survey which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until the end of May 2022

Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this survey (please click on this link)https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DQYRT52

Many Thanks

Paula Shakespeare

Community Housing Manager

Directorate for Communities and the Environment | Council Housing

Email: pshakespeare@lancaster.gov.uk

Web: www.lancaster.gov.uk

Litter pick
09 November 2021

This weeks litter picking route. 

Litter picking
03 November 2021

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Overton & District Horticultural Society
30 October 2021

The Ship Hotel- Mellow Vibes
08 October 2021

Advance tickets available from the bar, priced at £15 each which includes your first cocktail and canapés.


Lancaster music festival
08 October 2021

EF141990-2126-4E8F-88A2-FDCA400F5E95.pngLancaster Music Festival wanted to share with you details about this year’s exciting festival.

There will be over 30 venues, 250+ acts, 14 busk stops, 2 shop-front juke boxes, 2 secret venues, 25 participation events, 3 musical theatre shows and an art exhibition.

The ‘Special Events and Join In!’ sections on the main webpage include many events that are in partnership with other local arts organisations and community groups with shows, events and workshops including sessions for all ages such as yoga with live Indian music, baby sensory sessions, community drum circles, a sound trail with music therapist Fredrik Holm, and lots of art and dance sessions that people can join in.

There will be a performance of the LMF Bollywood dance troupe who will perform with Bollywood band, Bollywood Pandits, in Sun Square and at the Gregson Community Arts Centre on the Sunday 17th.

Everything apart from Secret LMF is free. As there is limited availability for a lot of the events they advise booking places asap!

For more information and listings see the website https://lancastermusicfestival.com/

Lancaster music festival
08 October 2021

Lancaster Music Festival wanted to share with you details about this year’s exciting festival.

There will be over 30 venues, 250+ acts, 14 busk stops, 2 shop-front juke boxes, 2 secret venues, 25 participation events, 3 musical theatre shows and an art exhibition.

The ‘Special Events and Join In!’ sections on the main webpage include many events that are in partnership with other local arts organisations and community groups with shows, events and workshops including sessions for all ages such as yoga with live Indian music, baby sensory sessions, community drum circles, a sound trail with music therapist Fredrik Holm, and lots of art and dance sessions that people can join in.

There will be a performance of the LMF Bollywood dance troupe who will perform with Bollywood band, Bollywood Pandits, in Sun Square and at the Gregson Community Arts Centre on the Sunday 17th.

Everything apart from Secret LMF is free. As there is limited availability for a lot of the events they advise booking places asap!

For more information and listings see the website https://lancastermusicfestival.com/

Lune Valley Rural Housing Association Annual Tenant Report
30 September 2021

Please find attached the Lune Valley Rural Housing Association 2021 Annual Tenant Report for you to share with your Parishes and Councillors.

I have also added the link below for you to share to the Lune Valley Rural Housing Association website. This will help local people to register their interest for affordable housing on the Choice based lettings websites.


Kind Regards


Emma Wilson

Governance Support Assistant

South Lakes Housing


01539 769989



Help us shape your Community Hub service
30 September 2021

Good Afternoon,

In response to Covid-19, Lancaster City Council launched a Community Hub to provide help, advice, and support to residents across the district.

With our town halls currently closed to support the NHS in its efforts to test and vaccinate people, the hub is currently operating from a number of mobile locations.

To help us shape this service and ensure it’s operating at a time and location that’s convenient for you, please complete our short survey and give us your views.

To find out more and take part in the survey visit: Your Community Hub | KeepConnected (lancaster.gov.uk)

Kind Regards,

Community Connector Team

Memorial Hall AGM
06 September 2021
Meetings dates 2021
13 August 2021

Please find attached a list of the dates for the remaining meetings in 2021.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue: Community Risk Management Plan Consultation
31 July 2021


Lancashire Fire and Rescue have asked for us to share with you their Community Risk Management Plan Consultation.

The draft Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) sets out how Lancashire Fire and Rescue will make Lancashire safer over the next five years and identifies the greatest risks to the people and communities of Lancashire.

They need your views on the risks identified and how they plan to prevent, protect and respond to them.

The link to complete the survey is here: Community Risk Management Plan | Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (lancsfirerescue.org.uk)

The survey takes approx. 8 minutes to complete and consultation closes on 21stSeptember 2021.

Kind Regards

Community connectors
29 July 2021

Furniture available.

Good Afternoon,

Eggcup have asked to share with you details of furniture available for distribution in the community.

If you have groups/ individuals interested in taking any of the items, please contact Phil Tarney at Eggcup.


Please note that Eggcup cannot guarantee being able to help with delivery of items.

Phil will be able to advise on options available for this.

Kind Regards

Community Connector Team

An Investor in People/Positive about Disabled People.

Meeting dates 2021
29 July 2021
Police and crime public consultation
29 July 2021

Please see the information below about the Consultation being undertaken by the Police and Crime Commissioner



Public consultation - Police and Crime

I'm just getting in touch to make you aware of our public consultation that is currently underway this week, asking for views about police and crime priorities across Lancashire to help inform a new Police and Crime Plan.

The survey will close on Monday 6th September

The link to the survey is below. If you'd like to raise any issues outside the survey itself please email yourvoice@lancashire-pcc.gov.uk

Lancashire PCC Consultation (snapsurveys.com)

Ash Dieback Campaign
01 July 2021

Boundary commission review of parliamentary constituencies
Consumer Alerts
01 July 2021
28 June 2021
Notice of public rights
23 June 2021
Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean Campaign
20 May 2021

Our registered volunteers will be joining the Keep Britain Tidy spring clean.

Northwest coastal access update
13 April 2021


Please find attached a copy of our update of the England Coast Path project in the north west.

Please use the northwest.coastalaccess@naturalengland.org.uk mailbox for any queries, to unsubscribe or speak to the team member you have been in contact with.

Many thanks


Kath Sallabank


North West Coastal Access Delivery

Cumbria Area Team

Murley Moss

Oxenholme Road


Cumbria LA9 7RL

0208 720 3155


Consumer alerts
13 April 2021

Beware Doorstep Callers Offering Property Repairs and Maintenance

A vulnerable resident in the Pendle area reported cold callers offering to repoint ridge tiles and replace broken tiles. The job and price soon escalated to include further repair works, payment was asked for in cash, luckily the bank intervened and the Police were contacted.

The South Ribble area has also reported cold callers offering roofing repairs and driveway work .

If you need work doing to your property Trading Standards would advise to always use local known trades people, ask family and friends for recommendations and get 3 quotes. Always make sure you have a full valid address and contact details prior to agreeing to any work with a trader.

Trading Standards advice is to always say no to cold callers. The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area, contact 0303 333 1111 or go towww.safetrader.org.uk

Gardening Work Scams

Householders are reminded to use caution when they obtain traders they have not used before from the many sites where consumers and traders can post jobs. A Leyland resident posted a gardening job on one of these sites and lost a deposit of over £1000 to a trader, who took the money but did not return and is not answering the householder's calls.

A resident in West Lancashire paid a cold caller a £100 to carry out gardening work, again, the trader took the money but did not return to carry out the work.

Do not pay money up front apart from small costed amounts for materials where necessary, make sure you have full costed contract details bearing the trader's name and address and any agreed work in writing before the job starts.

Cold Caller Offering Boiler Servicing

Residents in rural areas north of Lancaster should be on the alert after a report was received where a vulnerable resident was cold called by a man offering to service their boiler. It is suspected that the same cold caller had been knocking on doors in the same area the previous week offering to clean gutters.

HMCTS Spoofing Phone Call

Beware receiving a call alleging to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Scammers mimic legitimate phone numbers , known as spoofing, and may allege that you owe HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) money and that a warrant for your arrest has been issued. Scammers may also tell you to look up contact details for HMCTS to verify the number they are using to call.

HMCTS is separate from HMRC and is not involved with tax payments and will not call or email you about tax matters. HMRC does not use any HMCTS phone numbers.If you receive a call or email, or any type of contact, do not provide any personal details or make a payment.

Scam Warranty Telesales

Please use caution if you are contacted by a telesales call offering to sell you a warranty or home appliance insurance. While many cold calls are trying to sell a new policy, many claim your existing cover is expiring and you need to renew, regardless of whether you had cover in the first place.

Reports have been received where householders suffering from dementia have been targeted, being contacted by multiple companies all selling similar insurances for items that the householder does not own or are worth considerably less than the cost of the insurance.

Businesses offering insurance policies should be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority who also offer an ombudsman scheme, check the register atwww.fca.org.uk .

Phishing Alerts

Be on the alert for a phishing email fromTV licencing that states due to outdated TV account details your account will be suspended unless you provide your date of birth, current address, telephone number and payment method. The email provides a link to 'Visit TV licencing now' and advises you to keep your details up to date to prevent cybercriminals accessing your data.

Beware of afake Sainsbury'semail stating you have been selected to participate in a gift card giveaway, the recipient is invited to enter personal information on a linked website. This is a scam.

Similarly be on the alert for a phishing email alleging to be fromJust Eat offering a £50 gift card, again taking you to a link requesting personal details.

Also doing the rounds is a phishing email alleging to be fromYahoo asking you to upgrade 'here'.

ADVLA phishing email from an email address G.O.V.U.K states that the payment for your latest vehicle tax invoice failed. It continues to say that some of the billing details associated with your account might have expired or were otherwise changed. You are invited to click on a link to a secure page to enter your details.

Phishing emails can look as if they have come from a trustworthy entity and can make you panic into divulging personal information, often implying a service will be withdrawn or you will not be 'legal', or tempt you by the lure of a refund or a voucher.

If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to theSuspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) atreport@phishing.gov.uk.

Scams can be reported to Action Fraud, contact 0300 123 2040 or go towww.actionfraud.police.uk.

Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133

Covid 19 roadmap
12 April 2021

Support Bay Hospitals Charity
25 March 2021

25 Mar 2021

Good afternoon,

Please see below the latest news story from Bay Hospitals Charity.

You can also read the piece on the charity's website here: http://www.bayhospitalscharity.org/spring/

Many thanks,

Bob Hart
Bay Hospitals Charity

Spring into Action to support Bay Hospitals Charity

Bay Hospitals Charity is launching a new campaign aimed at helping people get fit and stay active, while also raising funds to support their local hospitals.

The charity, which supports University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, is encouraging people to set up a Just Giving page and raise sponsorship by doing any sort of physical activity to get fit for the summer.

It could be running, walking, cycling, weight training, aerobics, swimming or anything else - participants are free to choose their own activity and set their own goal to match their interests and fitness level.

Bay Hospitals Charity funds the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to help make patients more comfortable and ensure they get the best possible care and treatment.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Non-Executive Director and Active Lancashire Chief Executive Adrian Leather said: “Keeping fit and doing regular exercise is an absolutely essential part of looking after ourselves physically and mentally.

“I’d love to see as many people as possible take on the Spring into Action challenge to get in shape while supporting our amazing hospitals.

“Whatever activity you decide to do, please have fun and remember to follow current government guidelines on social distancing and gatherings.”

Set up your fund-raising page at justgiving.com/bhc

Find out more about the work of Bay Hospitals Charity at bayhospitalscharity.org. For more information email charity@mbht.nhs.uk.

Contact Information

Bob Hart

Communications Manager

Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity


Travel for life
01 February 2021

If you'd like to find out more, please contact:

Lancashire County Council Safe & Healthy Travel Team

Email: safertravel@lancashire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01772 537960

Best Regards

Amanda Downes

Lockdown mental health tips
08 January 2021

The video is on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/RneOrUUyLiw or you can download the video using the WeTransfer link: https://we.tl/t-Y9lrZyqLvW


Orange button community scheme
20 December 2020

Orange Button Community Scheme

I have been asked to share some information about suicide awareness training.:

People who are having thoughts of suicide, or who are worried about a friend or family member, can now push the button when they see someone wearing a distinctive orange badge, and ask them for information and support.

The orange button is worn by people in Lancashire and South Cumbria who have undergone extensive suicide prevention training, and while they are not able to counsel people, they can provide comprehensive signposting to relevant services.

There is also an orange button sticker that can be supplied to businesses and organisations such as cafes, shops and pubs, to place in a prominent window alerting people to trained staff available to help.

If you would like to find out how to become involved in this scheme, you can use the link on the attached PDF

Potholes campaign December 2020
04 December 2020

We are running a campaign to promote the good work of our highways maintenance service and encourage online participation in the NHT (National Highways and Transport) survey. A new video will be launched of people's frequently asked questions answered by our highways engineers, with a call to action to complete the survey. There will be ongoing social media to push the survey until it ends in Feb 21.

Key messages

· Despite a challenging year, the county council's highway maintenance service still managed to fix 92% of potholes on time.

· Winter is always a time when more potholes appear on our roads and pavements with a combination of cold and wet weather. A wet, stormy winter caused more potholes than usual this year (28% more than last year).

· This extra pressure was combined with lockdown, when staff were diverted onto other urgent work and only able to respond to safety critical defects.

· The team have been busy catching up and are now well on track to meet their target of fixing most potholes within our response time of 22 working days.

· The county council is responsible for 4,600 miles of highway, it's a massive task to maintain and we must focus our efforts on priority routes and repairing more serious potholes.

· We have invested in new technologies including jetpatching and the multi hogs to fix potholes more efficiently and improve your roads.

· You can tell us what you think by completing the2020 online survey

· We still need your help over the winter in reporting potholes which meet our required levels for work viaReport It on our website.

How you can support the campaign

Please help us to promote the campaign in your area and encourage people to complete the survey on the webpage - www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/pothole/

You can also direct people who want to report a pothole to the Report It tool on our website

Please support our digital campaign by sharing and commenting on our social media posts:

Follow us on Twitter @lancashirecc and search #LancsRoads for messages to re-tweet from your Twitter account.

Like us on Facebook from your Facebook profile and share our #LancsRoads posts.

You can tell us what you think of your roads and complete our survey.www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/pothole/#LancsRoads

Lancaster district jury on climate change
26 November 2020

On Monday evening (23rd November) members of our People's Jury returned their verdict on what more needs to be done locally to tackle climate change.

They include suggested improvements in areas such as communications and education, waste and recycling, food production and farming, housing, transport and council leadership.

We'd love it if you could join us at an open public meeting taking place on Monday 7th December 7pm to find out more about the work of the jury and its recommendations, as well as contributing ideas on what we need to do next.

To register your interest for the event visit https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/launch-event

You can find out more about their recommendations on our website - Lancaster.gov.uk/jury-recommendations.

Kind regards,

Community Connectors Team

High Sheriff of Lancashire Award
24 November 2020
Overton Covid-19 Team.pdf

Shop Local
20 November 2020

Green Homes Grant
14 November 2020



Make your home warmer and your energy bills cheaper with a Green Homes Grant.

Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low income households can get 100% of the costs of work covered up to £10,000.

Make sure you’re one of the 600,000 households who could save up to £600 a year on energy bills by applying today. Installing energy efficient home improvements also cuts emissions, which is better for the environment.

If you’re a tradesperson, make sure you’re eligible to carry out work under the scheme, which will support thousands of green jobs.


What is the Green Homes Grant?

The government will provide a voucher up to £5,000 that covers up to two-thirds of the cost of energy efficiency and low carbon heat improvements to your home. See which improvements are included in the scheme below.

You may be able to receive a bigger grant if you are a homeowner and you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits. The government will cover 100% of the cost of the improvements up to £10,000.

How do I apply?

  1. Check if you’re eligible for a voucher
  2. Check what improvements may be suitable for your home
  3. Choose which improvements you would like and see an estimate of how much they may cost
  4. Find registered installers to get quotes to carry out the work
  5. Apply for your voucher

The Green Homes Grant scheme will never include official representatives coming to your property uninvited or cold calling on the phone to encourage you to join the scheme.

Getting work done during national restrictions

Tradespeople, including Green Homes Grant installers, can continue to work in people’s homes under the national restrictions from 5 November.

You can still apply for a grant and get the work done. Your installer will follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

If you would prefer, to minimise contact during national restrictions, you can ask your installer to provide a quote remotely using a video call or detailed photos.

For further guidance on how to protect yourself and your tradesperson while getting work done during coronavirus, visit the TrustMark Work Safe, Safe Work website.

Travelling safe on Public transport guidelines
13 November 2020


Travelling Safely on Public Transport Campaign

A new public transport campaign by Lancashire County Council advises on how to travel safely and asks residents to use public transport responsibly to help stop the spread of corona virus. Our operators are working hard to ensure vehicles are as clean and safe as possible but we all have a part to play.

The current advice is to –

· Reduce your journeys if possible, avoid unnecessary travel and stay local.

· For shorter journeys, walk or cycle if you can to save space on public transport for those who need it most.

· If you do need to use public transport, try to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes to allow social distancing.

· Over 11s must wear face coverings throughout the journey, and in bus and train stations unless exempt.

The campaign will particularly target young people on Instagram to promote the use of face coverings, following feedback from public transport operators that young people are failing to wear them, or are taking them off, particularly on school buses.

For the latest information on using public transport in Lancashire visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/publictransport

New operating theatre at Lancaster Royal Infirmary
13 November 2020
University hospitals of morecambe bay nhs foundation trust

13 Nov 2020


Here is a story about the opening of a new £2.5 million operating theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

You can also read the story on the Trust's website on this link: https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/new-25-million-operating-theatre-royal-lancaster-infirmary-officially-opened

Here is a suggested Tweet if you would like to share the story on social media:

@UHMBT is delighted to have opened a new £2.5 million operating theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The new theatre will greatly enhance care for patients: https://bit.ly/32FoHch #PatientExperience #FabChange20 #RLI #FridayMotivation #FridayFeeling @NHSEngland

Kind regards,


New £2.5 million operating theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is officially opened

New £2.5 million operating theatre at royal lancaster infirmary is officially opened

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is delighted to have launched a new £2.5 million operating theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI).

The new operating theatre was officially handed over by the contractors to the Trust on Friday 30 October with a go live date of Monday 2 November. It features the latest design and technology to enhance care for patients and create a vastly improved working environment for staff.

The new theatre has been built to provide capacity while existing operating theatres at the RLI are being refurbished and upgraded. The project was managed by the UHMBT Capital Services Team and the building work was funded with Public Dividend Capital (PDC) from the Department of Health.

Danny Bakey, Deputy Associate Director of Operations for the Critical Care and Surgical Care Group at UHMBT, said: “We are very excited that the work on the theatre is now finished and that we can use it to provide additional capacity. The theatre will give us much more flexibility and offer us facilities that will deliver an enhanced experience for our patients and staff.”

The completion of the new theatre means that there are now seven operating theatres in Lancaster - five main theatres and two theatres in the Women’s Unit. The new theatre is sited between the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at the RLI and the existing operating theatres.

Mark Hampton, Capital Services Manager for UHMBT, said: “Our Trust has invested £2.5 million to ensure that all our theatres meet stringent modern standards.

“This new modular theatre was particularly challenging given its location between the Centenary Building and the Ambulatory Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit. A special thanks to the contractors and especially to all our clinical and non-clinical departments which have allowed Capital Services to complete this vital addition. This new theatre will allow the Trust to carry out a planned refurbishment of the existing four operating theatres in the Centenary Building without disrupting clinical activity.”

Kate Maynard, Chief Operating Officer for UHMBT, said: “The new theatre will enable us to retain our operating capacity while important upgrading work is taking place. We can now offer a significantly enhanced experience to patients who come to us for surgical care.

“We would like to thank all of the contractors and our colleagues for their excellent work throughout the construction process. We now have an operating theatre that has the most advanced technology and design to ensure the highest levels of safety, care, experience and performance.”

Contact Information

Ingrid Kent


Foster with us
31 May 2020


Receiving Benefits
31 May 2020

Assistance for residents

Assistance for residents if they are on certain means tested benefit or on a low income with health vulnerabilities

Notice of Uncontested Election
02 May 2019

Notice of Uncontested Election