TICKETS have gone on sale for a star-studded variety show next year to raise funds for Clifton Hospital’s garden. Comic Bobby Ball, along with his wife Yvonne and Fylde Borough Councillor Brenda Blackshaw, have arranged the event, which takes place on February 1, 2017, and are also running a raffle and auction with a… Continue Reading Star studded variety show for Clifton Hospital garden
A new interactive Patient Tracker system is making hospital stays safer for patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The system, which has been developed in-house by a team of both clinical and non-clinical staff, will help reduce potential errors and can get patients out of hospital quicker because it ensures staff can communicate more effectively. “In… Continue Reading Patient Tracker makes hospital stays safer
Fulfilling a lifetime ambition gave paediatric bereavement support nurse, Michelle Boland a chance to raise cash for organisations close to her heart. For more than 20 years Michelle had yearned to climb the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, but life and work always got in the way. “Completing the three peaks challenge was on my bucket… Continue Reading Bereavement nurse is on top of the world!
Three slightly ‘potty’ characters are welcoming patients and visitors to Fleetwood Hospital. ‘Bill and Ben’ and ‘Little Weed’ have been created by two healthcare assistants in the run-up to Fleetwood’s Scarecrow Festival this Sunday, July 17. Lesley Christian and Deborah Steel, who work for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have created scarecrows for the… Continue Reading Fleetwood Hospital’s flowerpot scarecrows are bloomin’ marvellous!
A LOCAL stroke survivor officially opened the Sherrington Gardens at Blackpool Teaching Hospital in memory of her daughter. Jean Sherrington was invited to cut the ribbon in the upgraded outdoor space that young members of The Princes’ Trust, the youth charity that helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around, worked hard to complete.… Continue Reading Stroke Survivor Opens Blackpool Hospital Garden in Daughter’s Memory
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help run a new shop at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The new outlet, which will sell refreshments and newspapers to visitors, is set to open in the autumn as part of extensive improvements to the outpatients department at the hospital. All profits from the shop will go to Blue Skies… Continue Reading Volunteers wanted for new hospital shop
A baby born at just 24 weeks and weighing less than two pounds in 1991 returned as a man last week to thank the Blackpool Victoria Hospital unit that cared for him. Gareth Clarke weighed only one pound and twelve ounces when he mum Suzanne unexpectedly went into labour on a day trip to the… Continue Reading One pound 12oz baby thanks Blackpool hospital staff 25 years later
A young health worker whose mum was diagnosed with early onset dementia has had a moving show of support from her colleagues. Emily Wilson’s mum Sue first showed signs of the condition around six years ago when she was just 59 years old. It has been devastating for Emily and her family so her caring… Continue Reading Health workers show support for dementia awareness
A Blackpool Victoria nurse is celebrating after her son won a competition to be a mascot at the European 2016 Championships in France. Emma Hannan, a Clinical Improvement Nurse who lives in Kirkham, entered her son Bayley, 6, into a McDonald’s competition for the chance to be a player escort at the competition. To… Continue Reading Trust nurse’s Euro 16 joy
Patients and visitors to Blackpool Victoria Hospital today and this weekend are being advised that a number of wards are being relocated. The work is part of the hospital’s new strategy which requires a move in some wards to help provide a more efficient service for patients and staff in the future. The Surgical Assessment… Continue Reading Ward moves at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today and this weeekend