Bobby and Yvonne Ball back hospital charity’s Christmas campaign

ONE of the Fylde coast’s most recognisable faces is leading an appeal to give hospital patients a gift this Christmas. Comedian and actor Bobby Ball and his wife Yvonne have become patrons to the Blue Skies, Hospitals Fund, the official charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and this week launched their Give a Gift […]

Trust backs domestic abuse campaign

REPRESENTATIVES of organisations across the Fylde coast have backed a national campaign to end violence, harassment and abuse. Staff from the Trust joined forces with other organisations including Blackpool Council, Lancashire Victim Services and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid to promote White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign aims to educate and raise awareness of violence […]

Ward receives kind donation thanks to a former patient

PEOPLE  on Ward 37 are to benefit this Christmas thanks to a kind donation from the family of a former patient. The ward has received a number of specially packed gift bags that include items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap alongside gifts including magazines, puzzle books and a picture frame to help make their stay […]

NHS staff honoured for their service in recognition event

LONG serving members of staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were awarded for their dedication at a special ceremony. The Trust held its annual awards event for those staff  with more than 20 years’ NHS service and colleagues who had gone the extra mile and undertaken additional qualifications. Jane Meek, Deputy Director of […]

Trust receives kind donation in memory of a former nurse

The Trust has been donated some memorabilia in memory of a former member of staff who sadly died recently. We have been given a scarf, a badge and a picture in memory of Kathleen Whiteside. Kathleen was born in Fleetwood in 1949 and started working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as a Nursing Cadet in 1965, […]

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 […]