Singing star’s support for Blackpool NHS70 celebrations

 ONE of Blackpool’s biggest stars has helped celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. International singing sensation, Joe Longthorne MBE, was at the hospital to open a new book bench and reveal a new history wall on the Whinney Heys site last week. He said: “It is a wonderful honour to be able […]

Blackpool welcomes former staff as part of birthday celebrations – #NHS70

As part of the NHS70 celebrations, Blackpool Victoria Hospital hosted a staff reunion for former and long-serving staff. More than 100 people attended the event last week which featured tours of former nurse accommodation, a display of vintage photographs and a tour of the hospital. The attendees were from a variety of years, the earliest […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital hosts NHS70 birthday event

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has celebrated the NHS’ 70th birthday by holding a special birthday event on July 5. Guests included Coronation Street’s Malcolm Hebden, comic Bobby Ball and wife Yvonne, North Pier’s Joey Blower and the Mayors and Mayoresses of both Blackpool and Fylde. Blackpool’s Town Crier, Barry McQueen lead staff and visitors to sing […]

Hospital walking trail boost for staff and visitors – #NHS70

STAFF and visitors to Blackpool Victoria Hospital can put their best foot forward after the launch of four walking trails around the site. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has worked in partnership with the resort’s Living Streets Charity to establish four trails around the site. The trails were officially launched as part of the […]

Watch our special #NHS70 video

For the last few months, we have been busy putting together a special video to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday. We have included lots of staff, stars and guests…Huge thanks to everyone who took part. Happy birthday to OUR NHS.

Coronation Street star saved by Blackpool-based cardiac centre

Surgeons at a Blackpool hospital used the lining of a cow’s heart to save the life of Coronation Street favourite, Malcolm Hebden, who plays street busy-body Norris Cole. Malcolm 78, suffered such a large heart attack it blew a hole through his heart leaving him critically ill and facing a real fight for survival. He […]

Coronation Street star sends birthday wishes to the NHS – #NHS70

A Long-serving Coronation Street actor has wished the NHS a happy birthday ahead of it turning 70 next week. Malcolm Hebden, who has played nosy Norris Cole in the soap for more than 20 years, also thanked the NHS for its service. He said: “I am of an age, I think I was eight or […]

Good news for the NHS from the voice of Blackpool – #NHS70

  The voice of Blackpool has been reporting a positive story about the NHS. Radio Wave’s Head of News, Andy Mitchell’s life was saved by the NHS in his teenage years. He said: “At the back end of my teens I developed a very serious disease which I battled for four years. “By 1983, the […]

Trust honours former Chairman – and you can too… #NHS70

  A LEADING figure in the development of the NHS in Blackpool in its early days has been remembered at a special ceremony. Staff from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have remembered Lionel Hope Franceys, Chairman of the Victoria Hospital Board of Management from 1928 to 1940, as part of the campaign to mark […]