Use the right health service this bank holiday

Fylde coast residents are being urged to be ready for the upcoming bank holiday and make sure they use local health services appropriately. GP surgeries will be closed this bank holiday Monday and many pharmacies will be operating under reduced opening hours. By re-stocking their medicine cabinets if needed, knowing when their GP surgery is […]

A great day at Whitegate Drive Health Centre for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

    Whitegate Drive Health Centre played host to a special mental health awareness day as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. In an effort to highlight the local mental health services that are available staff from Blackpool CAMHS, Children’s Psychology services, Fylde and Wyre CAMHS and Fylde Tuition Centre held information stands and there was  also a […]

May 21-25 is Dementia Action Week. Come and support our events!

Tickets for the Dementia Action Day Raffle will be sold on the mezzanine on Wednesday May 23 (11.00am-2.00pm) and as part of Dementia Action Day (see details below) on Friday May 25, 11.00am- 3.00pm. All proceeds are going to the Blue Skies’ Peace of Mind Appeal which supports dementia patients around the Trust. On Thursday […]

Beautiful award for NHS Trust’s IT team

A TEAM of experts at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won an award for using real time data to help improve patient care. The Trust’s Health Informatics team won the Beautiful Information Innovation Prize for developing an in-house computer-based patient information system which replaced traditional white-boards on adult wards. The new system, which […]

New advice session for people affected by cancer is a great success

A NEW advice session for people affected by cancer has been labelled a great success. The sessions, held by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Department for Work and Pensions, Disability First and Macmillan Cancer Support, are being held to offer financial help for people affected by cancer. Kerrie Newsham. Macmillan Cancer Care Co-Ordinator […]

“Thanks for giving me a fantastic working life” #NHS70

Blackpool’s Beryl Whitehead has not only worked for the NHS for 30 years, she worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the early days of its existence. Beryl, 80, originally started her training at Manchester Royal Hospital in 1958 before her family moved to Blackpool and she restarted her training at the then Victoria Hospital Blackpool. […]

From a wheelchair to the world’s highest mountain thanks to the NHS

  A Blackpool hotelier has thanked staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for helping him fulfil a dream of hiking up the world’s largest mountain. Mike Foster, who owns the Holm-Lea on Lord Street, has climbed up to Mount Everest’s Base Camp despite suffering horrific injuries after a 15 feet fall five years ago that left […]

Nolan sister Linda thanks NHS for care

BLACKPOOL’s famous Nolan sister, Linda, has been ‘singing’ the praises of Blackpool Victoria Hospital. In an interview to wish the NHS a happy 70th birthday, Linda, 59, described how the care she has received during her cancer journey has been faultless. The singer was part of The Nolans, an internationally famous singing group made up […]

Blackpool staff nurse wins a Cavell Star Award

  A staff nurse has won a national award after being nominated by her manager at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Valentina Morris had no idea she had been put forward by Acute Medical Unit (AMU) Ward Manager, Emma Wiper, in response to Tina’s 15 years of dedicated service. Emma said: “Tina has always gone above and […]