Nominate a nurse for national award

DO you know a nurse on the Fylde coast who has made a difference to your life? If so nominations are now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards. Now in their 31st year, the RCNi Nurse Awards celebrate the very best in nursing care with 14 categories in all. Covering a wide range of specialties […]

Hospital book donation hits all the right notes

A choir made up of local NHS staff and friends has been serenading the public in order to provide books for teenagers. The Trust Singers, a group of 20 members, many from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have raised money to provide books for the Adolescent section of the Children’s Clinic Outpatients Department at […]

Involving voluntary, community and faith organisations in conversations about primary care for the future and understanding the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP

Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Blackpool are bringing together the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, known locally as Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, and voluntary, community and faith organisations to an event to raise the understanding of changes in health and care across Lancashire and South Cumbria and to be part of a conversation about setting the […]

HCA’s plea provides practical items for patients

STAFF on Ward 25 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been inundated with items following a heartfelt message on a social media site. Healthcare Assistant, Jessica Murphy, wrote a post on her Facebook profile page asking for gifts to give to the male patients on her Care of the Elderly ward. As well as receiving enough […]

The 93 year-old Blackpool great-grandma supporting local patients

  A 93 year-old great-grandma from Blackpool,has been hailed as a ‘star’ for supporting local patients. Joan Briggs, who was born on Layton Road, helps provide knitted blankets, purses and twiddle muffs -that provide stimulation for dementia patients – for Blackpool Victoria Hospital. As a member of the Central Library’s monthly ‘Help Knit a Lifesaver’ […]

Novice crocheter makes 800 poppies for hospital event

A Fleetwood retired nurse has made 800 crocheted poppies for a special hospital commemoration, despite never having crocheted in her life! Nilda Scott, 64, is taking part in #TheGreatBTHKnit to make 30,000 poppies for a unique art installation, and events, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in November. She has made this remarkable amount by making a […]

Clifton Hospital receives praise from local borough council

CLIFTON Hospital has received some very special praise from St Annes town hall. Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, Councillor John Singleton and Geraldine Singleton MBE, took the time to pen a letter of praise following a recent visit to the hospital. The letter described each ward as “warm cosy and well maintained, but more importantly, […]

Blackpool physio’s charity marathon

POULTON dad and paediatric physiotherapist, Gareth Troughton, is running his first marathon to help causes close to his heart. Gareth was overjoyed when he got a place on the London Marathon and has set himself a charity target of £3,000 to help the Miscarriage Association and blood cancer charity DKMS. He is putting in the […]

Family spend Christmas together at last thanks to Trust nurse

A Fylde coast nurse has been praised after ensuring her patient enjoyed his first Christmas in his home city in 30 years. Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist, Lindsay Waring, who works for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, fought red tape and other obstacles, to make sure Cleveleys resident Les Walker-Wall, 60, was able to return […]

Patients advised to choose hospital services wisely

  Hospital services are extremely busy at the moment and people are advised to choose health services appropriately. Patients across the Fylde coast are being advised that their operations and outpatient appointments at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be going ahead as planned unless they are contacted otherwise.