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A stunning sunset over Morecambe Bay. Photo by Sheila Smith.
A stunning sunset over Morecambe Bay. Photo by Sheila Smith.

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New matron appointed to help prevent infection

A new matron has been appointed to manage and lead the bug busting service at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. Angela Richards joins the Trust with a wealth of infection prevention experience within both the NHS and private sectors of healthcare. She has held infection prevention posts within acute, commissioning and community organisations covering physical, mental and offender healthcare. She joins from Lancashire Care Foundation Trust where she held recent posts. She said: “My priority is to ensure that all the principles of infection prevention and control are implemented and embedded across the Trust. “

Help raise vital charity funds for the North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance is calling out for heroes to mark National Air Ambulance Week and help to raise vital funds for the charity.

As part of the campaign, which will run until September 28, the charity is asking for supporters to become a Heli Hero and do something heroic to raise funds for the North West Air Ambulance Charity. The charity wouldn¹t be here without its generous supporters, so to become a Heli Hero, fundraising activities could range from a simple donation to organising an event.

For more information visit http://nwaa.net/heli-hero or contact 0800 587 4570 if you¹d like to get involved.