A women from the Salvation Army receive donations in a bag from three women who work at the hospital

Hospital helps lonely and low income patients at Christmas

Members of staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been praised for supporting lonely and impoverished patients this Christmas. Staff and visitors donated food and blankets at a stall run by the Patient Experience Team and Blackpool Salvation Army at the hospital on Tuesday, December 15. Donations will continue to be made through the Patient Experience […]

A Salvation Army workers gives a plate of food to an elderly woman

Help us to help lonely and underprivileged patients this Christmas

Donations of food and bedding are being sought for patients who live alone and are on a low income this Christmas. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 15) from 11am to 2.30pm staff will be collecting food and blankets on behalf of The Salvation Army. The collection is being organised by the Patient Experience Team at Blackpool Victoria […]

A group of 15 young children accompanied by a group of male and female nurses.

Patients delighted with choir of children

Children from Heyhouses Endowed Church of England Primary School have delighted patients in Clifton Hospital in Lytham with a concert of Christmas carols. The year six children from the school choir visited the hospital this week to sing carols to the patients who all got out of their hospital beds to enjoy the concert and […]

a group of four boys and a lady teacher infront of a mural of a beach scene

Art students take on hospital bath project

Students from Lytham Sixth Form College have turned their artistic challenge to make bath time for hospital patients a little more pleasant. The team of 10 students have been working on a mural of Lytham beach and surrounding areas on the walls of the bath room of Clifton Hospital’s ward 1. It provides a vocational […]

Elsa from the film Frozen

Come along to our Christmas Market

Our Christmas Market at Blackpool Victoria is well underway – and there’s still time to pop along. The market is open until 6.30pm today (Thursday, December 10) at the hospital’s Education Centre on Whinney Heys Road. We have many stalls selling gifts, food and charity items. There’s also an opportunity to meet Santa and ‘Elsa’ […]

The exterior of the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe

Clinics open in North Lancashire

Most community clinics in Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are open today (Thursday, December 10) following the recent floods. The Outpatients department at the Queen Victoria Centre is not open but this does not affect any of the clinics. Any patients with queries about appointments should contact the individual health […]

a group of young children with two nurses and the Minion character

Unexpected visitor for ill children

Children in hospital got a special visitor this week thanks to a kind hearted mother. Angelina Hawkins from Blackpool arranged for a Minion from the popular Despicable Me films to pay a visit to the children’s and adolescent wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Her daughter Grace, aged 12, was staying in the hospital following treatment. […]

Golden Christmas bells on a red background

All invited to hospital’s Christmas Market

Members of the public are invited to attend a special Christmas Market at Blackpool Victoria Hospital tomorrow (Thursday, December 10). The market, which is being organised by the hospital’s medical education department, will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm in the Hospital’s Education Centre on Whinney Heys Road. There will be a variety of stalls […]

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 […]