Concert to be held to thank staff at Royal Preston Hospital

The Houghton Weavers.
The Houghton Weavers.
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“I wouldn’t be here without them, undoubtedly, they were fantastic.”

These are the words of Steve Millington, who paid tribute to the Royal Preston Hospital after medics saved his life following a brain haemorrhage.

Steve, keyboard player for folk band The Houghton Weavers, was treated when he became gravely ill in 2013, and said the team did a “fantastic job”.

Now the band is to perform a special concert for Preston and Chorley hospitals, to thank the staff who took care of him.

The 56-year-old said: “I was very seriously ill and it was touch and go.

“But they did an absolutely first class recovery job on me and intensive care was absolutely brilliant.

“They saved my life.

“It will always be a very special place for me, when I hear the mention of RPH, it’s a place of excellence for brain trauma.

“I wouldn’t be here without them, undoubtedly, they were fantastic. I couldn’t say enough praise about them.”

Steve had a brain haemorrhage in September 2013, and spent two-and-a-half weeks in hospital.

The band is now preparing for the concert on August 19, at Park Hall Hotel in Charnock Richard.

He said: “This will be a really special performance for me and it is my way of giving something back to the staff who helped saved my life.

“The other two members of the band have also recently received excellent care and treatment from the NHS and this is our way of saying thank you.”

All the money raised by the concert will be spent on patient care. Tickets are £15. Contact Catherine on 01772 524412.