Why Hope is an inspiration

Little Hope Ward is an inspiration. Born with Down Syndrome, transient leukaemia, a hole in the heart, joint hypermobility, reduced vision and hearing and having to be fed through a feeding tube, it would have been easy for her family to despair. Fourteen months ago, Hope’s mum, Michelle, was having a normal pregnancy and birth. […]

Choose Self Care for Life: Choose to invest in your future self

Health organisations across the Fylde Coast are inviting people to come along to one of 70 events as part of a week of self-care celebrations. Self-Care Week is an annual initiative organised by the Self Care Forum to raise awareness about the benefits of self-care and what people can do to take care of their […]

£100,000 investment to help reduce lung cancer testing waits

PATIENTS across the Fylde coast are to benefit from new equipment that will reduce the wait to receive lung cancer test results. The equipment, which means molecular testing of lung cancers can take place on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site rather than be sent away, was bought following £100,000 of funding from NHS England through […]

Trust hosts regional ophthalmic seminar

THE Trust was delighted to host a regional seminar held by the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) this week. The seminar was a workshop for clinicians, managers, commissioners and IT leads involved in ophthalmology services from across the region to look at the developments of ophthalmic patient records systems with speakers from a number of Trusts […]

Delight as Ann named ‘star nurse’

    A supportive and dedicated Blackpool Victoria Hospital ward manager has received a coveted national award. Ann Wimperis, Ward Manager of Ward 26 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by staff nurse Liz Goostry, who praised Ann for her support for colleagues on the ward. […]

Lancashire bowel cancer screening team to present at international conference

THE innovative work of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme’s health promotion team is to be featured at a leading European conference in Austria. Members of the team, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will be talking at the World Endoscopy Organisation’s Expert Working Inequalities Group Meeting about their new “Call for a Kit’’ initiative. The […]

Trust promotes the importance of nutrition and hydration

The Trust took part in the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week recently. It was the result of a national collaboration between the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and the Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) and was designed to raise awareness of the malnutrition and dehydration in the UK. Statistics show that one in […]