“He has been my right-hand man”
Have you ever met someone who makes your day just that little bit sunnier? Let us introduce you to Phil Robinson…
In 2014, Phil was attending his local Doctors surgery after receiving a burn from his kettle.
When he pulled into the car park, he found himself with an agonising pain in his chest. After being sent to Blackpool Teaching hospital, it was discovered he had suffered a heart attack. During his time as a patient here, he received a heart bypass in our cardiac unit. Thanks to the cardiac teams amazing work, Phil made a full recovery and was back on his feet in no time!
After receiving treatment here, Phil wanted to say thanks and give back to the hospital. This is when he found the Voluntary services department. That was 7 years ago, Phil has been a loyal volunteer ever since!
He says “I do it as a thank you for the service I received and what I have had done here at Blackpool Victoria hospital”
Phil is a much loved and valued member of the Volunteer Team. He does multiple roles here in the Trust and is always happy to help. Phil’s role as a Health Mentor sees him in both the Cardiac Waiting Area and Wards providing patients and visitors with information on how to live a healthy lifestyle, he assists individuals to access services within the Hospital and their local community, this is a challenging role Phil thrives in, he is very experienced and knowledgeable. Phil also volunteers in our very busy Emergency Department; he provides the patients with refreshments within the Unit and always has a smile or joke ready for them. He is a real character and both staff and patients enjoy his antics.
I thoroughly love working with Phil, he brings a smile to everyone he meets, and the team wouldn’t be the same without him. His work with Blue Skies sees him at many events and he is always available when needed. I can’t sing his praises enough; he is a wonderful volunteer. – Catherine Henshaw, Voluntary services manager
Phil has been invaluable to me. He has been my right-hand man and I know I can rely on him. He will even go to events or cheque presentations on my behalf, and I know they will be in good hands. Phil puts so much effort in, even doing warmups for us at the Elf Run and he has a lovely manner with all our supporters. Phil is the poster boy for my community fundraising! – Joanna Allitt Blue Skies, community fundraiser.
Everyone at Blue Skies, would like to take this time to express our admiration, love and thanks to Phil.