Christmas Fair at Clifton Hospital raises thousands for patient care

CLIFTON Hospital has held yet another successful Christmas Fair. Once again, staff, volunteers and supporters made the hospital a winter wonderland of stalls, games, raffle and tombolas and many of the local community turned up to support. Raffle prizes were donated by generous locals and businesses including Spago, Booths, Stringers,  Gusto Restaurant and Bar and […]

Caring staff at hospital help the homeless at Christmas

Ward 24 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are collecting items for Blackpool Food Bank to support the homeless during the Christmas period. The idea came from Ward Manager, Helen Taylor, who wanted to try out a different idea with her team. A Ward Assistant, Mel Young said: “All the staff have been bringing in food, toiletries, […]

Bringing festive fun to patients in Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Being in hospital over Christmas isn’t all that bad… especially if you are treated to lovely presents. A ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is pulling out all the stops to make Christmas a special time for patients and families having to spend their special days in hospital. Gemma Smith, a ward manager at Blackpool Victoria […]

Stopping fractures developing with Blackpool osteoporosis campaign

A campaign to reduce bone fractures has been launched at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The campaign, known as “Stop at One,” has been set up through the Royal Osteoporosis Society and launched in various hospitals across the country with the aim of reducing the amount of fractures patients have. Ben Black, Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at […]

Blackpool Remembrance service for babies who died too soon

WHITE feathers, a sign of purity and peace, are helping parents who have suffered the tragic loss of a baby cope with their grief at Christmas. The feathers depict angel wings and remind us that however brief, a baby’s life is always cherished. This year Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding its special […]

Staff pound the hills to raise pounds for Blue Skies

STAFF from Blackpool Victoria Hospital put their best feet forward to raise more than £1,500 for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Staff and family members took part in this year’s 21 mile Coniston to Barrow Walk in May and this week handed over a cheque for £1,550 to the Trust charity. Anita Ivett, PA to the Trust’s […]

Children take over hospital to gain insight to NHS careers

Youngsters across the Fylde coast spent a week at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to gain knowledge on various roles within healthcare. The Trust was recently involved in ‘Takeover Challenge’ which is an annual initiative to provide youngsters the opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of areas within the different services and teams in the […]

Empowering Blackpool cancer patients with calendar launch

CALENDARS featuring positive images and messages from cancer patients across the Fylde coast have been launched for 2020. The ‘With Cancer I Can’ calendars have been produced by the Macmillan team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and can be purchased for a donation in the Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The idea for the calendar […]

Fylde coast School pupils educated on health roles

YOUNGSTERS from schools across the Fylde coast visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital to learn life-saving skills and educate their peers about NHS careers. The pupils took part in the annual Youth Health Leaders event, which is now in its fifth year. Its aim is to give pupils the exposure and understanding of their health and how […]

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team We are highlighting our community teams to show the service they offer to children and their families in Blackpool and the surrounding areas. The Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team, managed by Rachel Martin, offers specialist care to children and young people aged from 0-19 and […]