Former Clifton staff meet up to share great memories

Retired staff from Clifton Hospital have gathered together again for their annual reunion. An afternoon tea was held at the Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes, where 30 former staff gathered to catch up and share memories. Former staff nurse, June Dawkins, worked at Clifton for 10 years of her 30 year nursing career. She said: “I […]

Complementary treats for Clifton Hospital staff

Andrea Bradley enjoys some reflexology from therapist Audrey DicksonHard working NHS staff at a St Annes hospital have been treated to some relaxing holistic therapies. AB Complementary Therapies, based at Therapy House, St Annes, treated staff at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, to a day of pamper treatments to help them relax and boost their sense […]

Skin cancer survivor helps Blackpool youngsters learn about sun safety

A Poulton skin cancer survivor has helped a Blackpool school learn about sun safety. Brian Watson, 81, visited Layton Primary school along with Clifton Hospital’s Skin Care Coordinator, Michelle Forsyth, to present Year 3 with a special sun cream dispensing board. Brian has had 11 operations to remove skin cancer and spoke to the children […]

Blackpool hospital secretary brings autistic people together

A hospital worker has set up a support group following her son’s experience with autism. Becky Noble, a medical secretary in the Ophthalmology department of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, set up the group following the late diagnosis of her son’s autism and lack of information and support for those with autism between the ages of 16 […]

Lions’ Clifton Hospital donation is a roaring success

Members of a Fylde coast club have helped to improve the comfort of hospital patients. The Lytham St Annes Lions have donated £2,000 to Clifton Hospital’s Ward 1, via the Clifton League of Friends charity, towards the reupholstering of chairs in the day room and on the ward. Ward 1 Manager, Sister Linda Broadbent, said: […]

Falls rates dropping thanks to dedicated team of specialists

A DEDICATED team of NHS professionals is helping people who have had a fall back on their feet. The team, from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, technical instructors and administrative staff, all with the aim of reducing falls and making people aware of how to prevent […]

Babies born on Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday get lifetime ticket

BABIES born in Blackpool on May 14 have been given lifetime admission to The Blackpool Tower as part of the historic landmark’s 125th birthday celebrations. The Tower has set a week-long programme of events to mark its special occasion and part of those celebrations include giving every baby born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May […]

Trust to hold events as part of #DementiaActionWeek

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be holding a host of  exciting events as part of Dementia Action Week, which runs from May 20 to May 24. Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St Annes are holding tea parties on each of their four wards throughout the week. Their special guests include the Mayor and […]

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Trust trials special new name badges

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is trialling a new name badge following patient survey findings and the recommendations of a late doctor’s national campaign. The #hellomynameis campaign was launched in 2013 by Dr Kate Granger and her husband Chris Pointon and came as a result of staff failing to introduce themselves when they were […]

Dandy’s blog- issue 2

Our adorable Pets As Therapy dog, Dandy, has written his second blog for us to chew over…#DandyDog #PetsAsTherapy   Being a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog is never ‘woof’.   It is very rewarding and very therapeutic. One day I spent a good half hour just lying on the hospital bed with a very poorly […]