Campaigners fighting to fully reopen Chorley Hospital's Accident and Emergency department will rally in Westminister today.
They have collected more than 23,000 signatures on a petition to restore the unit to round-the-clock cover.
Last week, it was revealed that the A&E would reopen on a part-time basis only, because of a staffing crisis.
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.
- Watch Granada Reports correspondent Elaine Willcox's report:
Chorley Council is calling for the town's A&E to be reinstated as a matter of urgency after a report found it should re-open part-time.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Chorley and South Ribble Hospital’s closed A&E department should reopen on a part-time basis in January, a review has found.Read the full story ›
The 83-year-old Mayor of Chorley in Lancashire has taken to the skies to raise money for charity.
Councillor Doreen Dickinson leapt from a plane at 10,000 feet above Cockerham near Lancaster as part of a tandem skydive.
She made the jump on behalf of the Alzheimers Society:
Watch Paul Crone's report:
A multi-million pound investment has been approved for Chorley town centre.Read the full story ›
It is claimed that the impact of closing the Chorley A&E has left the department in 'chaos' and patients are being put at risk.
That's the view of councillors who are calling for the Lancashire Trust which runs it to prove it's taking action by urgently recruiting more staff.
This weekend campaigners protested at hospitals across Lancashire and Greater Manchester because their services are being hit by the closure.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has this report:
A 24/7 urgent care centre will open at Chorley Hospital, where the town's A&E has closed.Read the full story ›