Cancer survivor gives hospital Children’s Ward a huge boost

THE family of a brave young cancer survivor has spearheaded a campaign to boost facilities at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Children’s ward. Six-year-old Skye Brierley was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer when she was four years old and received treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Manchester Royal and even in the United States. Skye’s […]

Clifton Hospital to host open recruitment event on January 29, 2020

Clifton Hospital, Lytham St Annes,  is set to host a recruitment event for qualified nurses and therapists this month. The award winning hospital is inviting potential staff to tour the hospital, sample some of the patient activities such as Armchair Zumba and Clifton’s Holiday Camp, before being interviewed for the positions across all wards. Clifton […]

Hospital patients on a Hi-De-High as ward turns into holiday camp

A St Annes hospital is turning its patient day room into a holiday camp complete with its own ‘Orangecoat’ entertainer. Clifton’s Holiday Camp, based at Clifton Hospital Lytham St Annes, is a new regular entertainments programme based on activities from Pontins and Butlins by one of their former entertainers. Alma Stewart, a Communications Officer at […]

Fylde Coast leadership programme wins regional award

A programme of work designed to help health and social care professionals work better together across the Fylde Coast has won a regional award. The ‘Healthier Fylde Coast 100 Systems Leaders Programme’ topped the ‘we improve the culture’ category at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) North West awards in Manchester. The programme, which saw […]

Christmas Fair at Clifton Hospital raises thousands for patient care

CLIFTON Hospital has held yet another successful Christmas Fair. Once again, staff, volunteers and supporters made the hospital a winter wonderland of stalls, games, raffle and tombolas and many of the local community turned up to support. Raffle prizes were donated by generous locals and businesses including Spago, Booths, Stringers,  Gusto Restaurant and Bar and […]

Caring staff at hospital help the homeless at Christmas

Ward 24 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are collecting items for Blackpool Food Bank to support the homeless during the Christmas period. The idea came from Ward Manager, Helen Taylor, who wanted to try out a different idea with her team. A Ward Assistant, Mel Young said: “All the staff have been bringing in food, toiletries, […]

Empowering Blackpool cancer patients with calendar launch

CALENDARS featuring positive images and messages from cancer patients across the Fylde coast have been launched for 2020. The ‘With Cancer I Can’ calendars have been produced by the Macmillan team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and can be purchased for a donation in the Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The idea for the calendar […]

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 […]