Preston Pulse Issue 22

JUNE 2019 PULSE Preston Chorley & Leyland INSIDE THIS ISSUE Milestone for hospital ‘robo-ops’ SEE SPORT PAGE 3 PNE: Neil gets down to work Running pals break record PLUS PAGE 12 WHAT’S ON: YOUR GUIDE AT THE CUTTING EDGE For any occasion you can trust Coopers with your transport! COVERING CHORLEY, LEYLAND & BUCKSHAW VILLAGE Download to your mobile from our website WANT TO BOOK A TAXI & OUR PHONES ARE BUSY....? Then book your own taxi using our easy to use APP! Vehicles up to 16 seats available. Whatever your party size, contact Coopers... Opening Times Mon, Tue & Sat 9.30am to 5pm Wed 11am to 4pm Thurs & Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm 54-58 Steeley Lane, Chorley, PR6 0RD (Free parking available outside the showroom) Tel: 01257 261 517 GREAT PRICES ON LIGHTING We are a family run business with 18 years’ experience. ● LIGHTING ● MIRRORS ● LAMPS ● GIFTS ● ORNAMENTS ● OCCASIONAL FURNITURE A CUTTING-EDGE ‘robo- surgeon’ used by doctors at the Royal Preston Hos- pital in the fight against cancer has marked a major milestone. It is two years since the first robotic operation was carried out at the hospital using the advanced equip- ment. And since that time nearly 600 ops have been completed. Royal Preston Hospital now has one of the biggest robotic surgery case lists in the country. The DaVinci Xi is the most advanced robotic sur- gical system available and was bought by the Roseme- re Cancer Foundation with money donated by the pub- lic. Hospital bosses say the robot has been “hugely suc- cessful” in improving out- comes for cancer patients throughout Lancashire and south Cumbria - and has also led to quicker recovery times. Notable surgeries throughout those two years include the first up- per gastrointestinal tract robotic surgery in the North West, a combined robotic procedure to treat both bowel and womb cancer in the same pa- tient, and the first robotic patient recruited into an international clinical trial into rectal cancer. The robot provides a three dimensional view and the ‘wristed’ instruments allow much greater control and care of tissues, making it much easier for surgeons to access parts of the body that are difficult to reach. It means they can under- take complex procedures using keyhole incisions rather than open surgery, reducing the risk of com- plications and enabling a speedier recovery. Over the past two years, surgeons at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have travelled around Europe to learn the techniques and uses of the robotic system to make these surgeries happen, as they are not currently widely available anywhere within the UK. Pierre Martin-Hirsch, consultant gynaecologi- cal cancer surgeon at the hospital, said: “We are de- lighted to have had access to the surgical robot for the last two years. “We are truly grateful to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and its sup- porters for fundraising to make this type of cutting edge technology available to patients in Lancashire.” “We have been able to achieve so much with this robot and I’m sure we will continue to grow in success.” Within Chorley and surrounding areas 104 Pall Mall Chorley PR7 2LB 01257 263637 CARPET YOUR ROOM From £100 Within Chorley and surrounding areas