Operations postponed because hospitals 'too busy'

Hundreds of patients have had operations postponed at two of the region's hospitals because they are too busy.

Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital have cancelled non-urgent appointments.

Chorley & South Ribble General Hospital Credit: ITV Granada

They say they are admitting 50 more people a day than they would normally expect. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals trust said staff leave and training had been cancelled to help cope with the demand.

Royal Preston Hospital Credit: ITV Granada