This time next month, the NHS is turning 70 and Blackpool Victoria Hospital is hosting some celebrations so why not join in? It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the… Continue Reading Come along to our #NHS70 events this July
Legendary welly-wearing funny man Jimmy Cricket has shared his positive thoughts about the NHS in a recent interview. Former Redcoat Jimmy, who has been a resident headline act at Blackpool’s Lyndene Hotel for the past three years, thinks the NHS should be preserved for generations to come. He said: “It’s a humanitarian goal that every… Continue Reading Come closer and listen to comic’s thoughts on NHS – #NHS70
BLACKPOOL DJ and Radio Wave host Hayley Kay has been putting a positive spin on the NHS. Hayley, 40, told of her personal experience of NHS during an interview to highlight the NHS70 birthday campaign. She said: “I was born at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and so was my little boy Freddie. “When I went… Continue Reading Blackpool DJ puts a positive spin on the NHS – #NHS70
A GROUP of young patients who support Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop services for youngsters is in line for a prestigious national award. The NHS in the North has today revealed the 10 individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’ 70th birthday. One… Continue Reading Fylde coast youngsters among health and care heroes to represent north in #NHS70 birthday awards
Blackpool’s Beryl Whitehead has not only worked for the NHS for 30 years, she worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the early days of its existence. Beryl, 80, originally started her training at Manchester Royal Hospital in 1958 before her family moved to Blackpool and she restarted her training at the then Victoria Hospital Blackpool.… Continue Reading “Thanks for giving me a fantastic working life.” #NHS70
BLACKPOOL’s famous Nolan sister, Linda, has been ‘singing’ the praises of Blackpool Victoria Hospital. In an interview to wish the NHS a happy 70th birthday, Linda, 59, described how the care she has received during her cancer journey has been faultless. The singer was part of The Nolans, an internationally famous singing group made up… Continue Reading Nolan sister Linda thanks NHS for care – #NHS70
A hospital Administration Assistant is hitting two milestone anniversaries this year which are both linked to the NHS. Maralyn Stephens, from Layton, will be celebrating her 70th birthday three days after the NHS hits the same milestone and will also be reaching her 46th year of working for Blackpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS… Continue Reading “The NHS has been there for me since day one.” – #NHS70
Co-owner and frontman of VIVA Blackpool and VIVA Vegas Diner, Leye D Johns, has been praising the NHS ahead of its 70th birthday. Leye, originally from Barrow-in-Furness, worked as a Health Care Assistant before embarking on a full-time career in entertainment. For 15 years, Leye worked in Sexual Health Services based in the Whitegate… Continue Reading Viva #NHS70!
A local mayor will be celebrating a landmark birthday this year, just like a national institution. Mayor of Fylde, Counsellor John Singleton JP, shares his birth year with the NHS, which was founded on July 5, 1948. Originally from Kirkham, John has been a councillor for the Weeton and Staining Ward for the last 16 years.… Continue Reading Fylde mayor shares 70th year with the NHS – #NHS70
Did you work for, or train at, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at any time over the last 70 years? Would you like to meet old colleagues again? Blackpool Victoria Hospital is looking to host a staff reunion during the NHS70 celebration week of July 2-6. We are inviting staff of any level or… Continue Reading Would you like to attend our #NHS70 staff reunion?