Fylde coast pharmacies’ festive opening times

Fylde coast pharmacies have announced their opening times for the bank holidays around Christmas. All pharmacies will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, although specific closing times may vary and residents wishing to access these services should check with their local branch for details. For people wishing to access non-emergency healthcare on […]

We want you as a new Patients’ Panel recruit

Residents are being invited to join a Patients’ Panel to help improve hospital and community care. Anyone who has been a patient in the last two years is welcome to give their views along with other panel members. The Patients’ Panel is run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which provides services on the […]

Trust scoops awards for excellence in research

A research panel leader from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has won a North West research award for her Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI). May Griffiths from Blackpool scooped her award at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards on Monday, November 30. May has been involved in PPI research for more than […]

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Come and meet Santa at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Christmas Market

MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend a special Christmas Market at Blackpool Victoria Hospital next week. The market, which is being organised by the hospital’s medical education department, takes place on Thursday, December 10, between 4.00pm and 6.30pm in the Education Centre. There will be a variety of stalls available to visit selling […]

Mountaineer medic takes on Everest challenge

A keen walker who works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is preparing for a Mount Everest challenge in aid of two forces charities. David Bentley, an assistant cardiac physiologist for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is in training to climb to Everest’s base camp to raise funds for Help for Heroes and the Gurkha Welfare […]

Baby unit receives early Christmas present

A group of kind-hearted former NHS employees has given a special Christmas present to the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship presented knitted snowmen, baby clothes and blankets to staff on the unit on Monday, November 30. Catherine Nash, Ward Manager for the Neonatal […]

Team seeks Christmas donations for patients on a low income

The Patient Experience Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is preparing to collect food and blankets to give to patients who live alone and are on a low income at Christmas. Team members will be on a stand in the main entrance of the hospital on Tuesday, December 15, between 11am and 2.30pm to collect any […]

Residents reminded to ‘Think! Why A&E?’

  Fylde coast residents are being urged to think carefully before heading to A&E as a campaign launched to ease the pressure on hospital services celebrates its first birthday. It is a year since health providers joined forces to launch the ‘Think! Why A&E?’ campaign. Residents are once again being reminded of the importance of […]

poster encouraging people to give blood this winter


Here’s where you can give blood locally Venue Date Time St Anne’s YMCA St Albans Road Lytham St Anne’s FY8 1XD Monday 11th January 1.45pm – 3.45pm & 4.45pm – 7.15pm St Paul’s Church, Honister Avenue, MARTON, FY3 9PF Wednesday 13th January 1.45pm – 3.45pm & 4.45pm – 7.15pm St Anne’s YMCA St Albans Road […]

New video sees Agadoo legend encourage hospital staff to have annual flu vaccine

DO the Agachoo and beat the flu. That’s the message being promoted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust as they launch their annual video to encourage staff and local residents to get their flu vaccine. The special video has been made with Black Lace star Dene Micheal who is the central figure in the video […]