National praise for Fylde coast hospital Play Specialist

A HOSPITAL Play Specialist has been praised for providing an “exceptional’’ account reflecting on the work she undertakes as part of the paediatrics team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Leanne Lamb, who works in the children’s unit at the hospital, has been commended by the Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust (HPSET) for producing an exceptional account […]

Seamstresses to the rescue to provide scrubs for NHS staff

More than 100 sewing stars answered a call from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to make much-needed scrubs during the Covid-19 outbreak. Following a shout out on Facebook, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Representative and Staff Side Chair, Maggy Heaton, was inundated with offers of help. Maggy said: “The Covid crisis brought about a […]

Help the NHS celebrate its 72nd birthday

On Sunday, 5 July the NHS will celebrate its 72nd Anniversary and this year the NHS is focussing the celebration on regular people who have shown the spirit of the NHS by caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS will be taking the opportunity on its birthday to applaud everyone that has shown […]

Stay safe as lockdown guidance changes

As lockdown eases due to the continuing fall in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates local organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding residents of the best ways to stay safe, reduce the risk of spreading the virus and save lives.   From 4 July, the new government guidelines will allow more businesses to open, two […]

World Famous Designer supports Fylde Coast NHS staff

Kelly Hoppen MBE designs dedicated space for Intensive Care staff Award winning British interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, has redesigned a break room for the Intensive Care staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, creating a calm space for staff to rest and regroup. The Dragons Den TV star. was approached by the hospital’s Engagement Manager, Susanna […]

Hospital Trust bring a sense of Pride to NHS staff

Fylde coast NHS staff are being encouraged to support the LGBT+ community by taking part in the NHS Virtual Pride day. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a social media takeover to mark Pride on Friday, June 26. Content on the day will be made up of staff selfies with Rainbow Badges, requests […]

Whitegate Drive Health Centre worker running miles to raise smiles

An admin assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is aiming to run at least 100km this month in aid of charity. Sara Rothwell, 26 from Thornton-Cleveleys, is walking and running to complete the distance by the end of June around her local area to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity. She […]

20-week baby scan: Restrictions lifted

From Monday, June 15, Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be allowing one partner accompany the patient to the 20-week baby scan. While coronavirus is present within the community it is still necessary to reduce the number of visitors attending the hospital, or accompanying patients for appointments, to lower the number of people in the buildings and […]

82 year-old patient paints watercolour ‘thank you’ for hospital

AN  82 year-old former patient has said a thank you for his Covid-19 care through the medium of paint. Tony Potter, from Weeton, has painted a nurse with his hands making a heart as a gesture of thanks to her. He will donate the picture to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Tony said: “I was taken to […]