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WATCH: Chorley A&E to reopen part-time from January

Chorley Hospital's A&E department will reopen on a part time basis from next year.

The trust has not been able to recruit enough staff to run it, instead it will be asking its doctors and nurses to work extra hours.

An independent review into the closure of the department has found that it could reopen for 12 hours a day despite staffing shortages. But the report says the department cannot return to a 24 hour service.


Chorley MP wants commitment on full A&E re-opening

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has told ITV News he's pleased with the recommendation to re-open Chorley and South Ribble Hospital’s closed A&E department, but he wants to see it happen sooner.

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle Credit: Press Association

The department closed in April because of shortage of doctors.

Lindsay Hoyle says he still needs a commitment from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust to fully reopen the department once they've recruited enough staff.


Watch: Lyme disease completely changes the life of young woman

A simple insect bite completely changed the life of a young woman from Liverpool - and the problems she's had getting her illness diagnosed and treated has caused her even more distress.

Worryingly, Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks, is on the increase in Europe.

It left Emma Horlock exhausted and inconstant pain - and she felt let down by the health service.

Now she wants lessons to be learnt from her experience.

Mel Barham reports.

For inform

  • For information about Lyme disease and how it's contracted visit Lyme Disease Action
  • For information about symptoms ways to prevent becoming infected visit the NHS website
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