Clifton Hospital is part of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is situated on the Fylde Coast in St Annes, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the M55 motorway. Built in 1988, the Hospital combines a homely and comfortable environment in peaceful surroundings with efficient clinical design.
Clifton is a community hospital that provides sub-acute care for the older person and those living with long term conditions. The inpatient wards accept and care for patients on one of three pathways: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Medical Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care. Once well enough to leave Clifton Hospital patients are then aligned to appropriate health or social care Community pathways to enable continued rehabilitation and care in the patient’s home.
The hospital has four comfortable 24 bedded wards which, during 2015/16, were refurbished to a high standard and offer an enhanced environment to be able to care for people who have dementia. In addition there is a newly refurbish gym area and an activities of daily living assessment area which offer the latest equipment to aid rehabilitation and therapy goals. A dementia friendly garden area is also available for patients and their loved ones to use all year round.
Each Ward is support by a multi-disciplinary team made up of Consultants, Doctors, Advanced Practitioners, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and members of the Hospital Discharge Team. In addition there is a Chaplaincy Team that can provide spiritual and pastoral care to patients and their carers and the wards work in collaboration with the voluntary sector who provide in and out of hospital services.
All beds at Clifton Hospital have access to television services and each ward has its own Nurses Station, comfortable day room and quiet room for patients who wish to spend time away from the wards. There is also a resident hairdresser, telephone facilities and the hospital is well served by the League of Friends and WRVS volunteers who provide valuable flower arranging, welcoming and trolley services.