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Mark lends his support to Lifesaver Appeal

(August 17, 2011)

Mark has put his weight behind the Royal Preston Hospital and LEP’s Lifesaver Appeal to raise half a million pounds for a new CT scanner.  The new equipment will enable the emergency team at the new trauma centre to quickly obtain a full body scan. 

The Royal Preston Hospital has become the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and Cumbria, bringing together a specialised multi-disciplinary team of professionals from neurosurgeons, general surgeons, radiologists, anaesthetists and trauma specialists.

There have already been a number of fundraising events that have taken place since the launch of the appeal and well over £10,000 has already been raised toward this appeal. 

Mark said: “I am pleased that the Royal Preston Hospital has been chosen to become the Major Trauma Centre for this area.  The period after a major accident is critical and it’s vital that the patients injuries are diagnosed immediately, to enable effective treatment and rehabilitation and in some cases to save a life. 

We always hope that we never need to use the emergency services, however accidents will always happen and it’s good to know that you will be in the best possible hands at Royal Preston Hospital and a new CT scanner is the best possible tool for a speedy and life-saving diagnosis.

I wholeheartedly lend my support to this campaign and I would urge my constituents to get involved in fundraising activities or donate whatever they can to this very worthwhile cause.”

To donate:

Send a cheque, made payable to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and write on the back of the cheque “Charitable Fund DI05” and send to: LEP Life Saver Appeal (D105), General Office, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT

You can also hand in cheques (with D105 on the back) or cash (with a note saying it’s for Charitable Fund DI05) to the general office at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals.

Make a donation online by visiting: http://www.justgiving.com/lancashireteachinghospitals

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