The right time and plaice for kind donation to hospital ward

A generous donation from local fishmongers was given to a ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to praise hard working staff. Kildavanan Seafoods Limited from Fleetwood wanted to give a donation of £350 to Ward 26 after seeing ward staff complete the Memory Walk in Blackpool in September. Gemma Smith, Ward Manager, said: “The donation was […]

OBE for “inspirational’’ Blackpool nurse

AN inspirational nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to nursing.  Sabila Johnson is the Ward Manager of Ward 25 at the hospital and has been honoured for her dedication to the profession. She said: “I am obviously honoured to receive this award but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blackpool hospital takes part in International Fraud Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been embracing International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) by highlighting issues of fraud committed against the NHS. IFAW promotes the importance of counter fraud work in all organisations and raises fraud awareness across all sectors. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been participating in the week by joining the NHS Counter […]

A cuppa to raise funds for cancer in Blackpool

Macmillan Coffee mornings across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals help to raise £2,366.64 in funds for cancer patients. The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre hosted a coffee morning and staff working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital brought in their delicious cakes to enjoy a treat with colleagues whilst raising funds for an important cause. The games, cakes […]

Adult autistic group bid to win Blackpool flower competition

A Blackpool group is empowering people with autism to join together and support one another in daily life. The group meet three times a week at the Blackpool Centre for Independent Living in an outdoor shed which they have made their own. With 70% of adults with autism having a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, […]

Fylde coast residents urged to join organ donation register

NHS Staff on the Fylde coast are doing their bit to promote the benefits of organ donation. During Organ Donation Week, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Around 130 […]

Book pledge a novel idea for Children’s Ward

Children at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will have new pages to turn after the Children’s Ward was gifted over £250 worth of books. Owner of Mrs G and the Reading Tepee Bookshop, Leanne Garrett, 32, sparked the idea for a community book pledge when her little girl Ophelia spent some time at the hospitals A&E Department. […]