Volunteer Voices- Patient Experience volunteer, Lucy

As part of Volunteers Week 2019, we are looking at some of the roles available around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Lucy Burgess. Lucy has been volunteering at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since October 2018. The 26-year-old, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a vital support to the Trust’s Patient Experience team as […]

Volunteer Voices – Navigator, Garry

As part of Volunteers Week 2019 (June 1-7), we are looking at some of the volunteer roles around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Navigator, Garry Kitt. Garry Kitt loves his role as a hospital volunteer so much that if there were eight days in a week he would simply work another […]

Babies born on Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday get lifetime ticket

BABIES born in Blackpool on May 14 have been given lifetime admission to The Blackpool Tower as part of the historic landmark’s 125th birthday celebrations. The Tower has set a week-long programme of events to mark its special occasion and part of those celebrations include giving every baby born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May […]

Free osteoporosis awareness talk

Fylde coast residents offered chance to learn more about bone health at free information event in Blackpool PEOPLE across the Fylde coast have an opportunity to learn from a leading expert about healthy living for strong bones and the bone condition osteoporosis. The free information event, hosted by UK-wide charity the Royal Osteoporosis Society and […]

Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

Five star praise for Blackpool hospital caterers

A Five Star hygiene certificate has been added to the list of awards bestowed on Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s catering team. The kitchens, which serve up more than 2,500 meals a day, have already been presented with a Healthier Choice award and named in the national top 25 per cent of hospitals for providing a good […]

Egg-cellent gifts for Children’s Ward

Being in hospital over Easter was just a little sweeter this year after a massive donation of chocolate eggs for the Children’s Ward. Staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital were delighted to welcome representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) who brought more than 70 eggs for young patients. “Many of our staff are […]

Steph steps up for second London marathon

A Blackpool therapist is gearing up to run to London Marathon for the second time in four years. Steph Pashley, 31, works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as an occupational therapist and is now fundraising for the London Marathon- but this time has some records to beat. She said: “I am raising money for CLIC Sargent […]

Running up the funds for mental health charities

A BLACKPOOL healthcare worker with a desire to help people with mental health problems is raising funds for vital services who have helped many, including himself. Ben Constable, 41, is a bench worker at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and is working shifts as a healthcare assistant with the hope to become a qualified nurse. He has […]