Giving babies an extra special Christmas

The Neonatal Unit has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland to bring happiness to staff and families who are spending their Christmas in hospital. A sister on the unit, Georgina Bale, has been determined to bring smiles to families during a time when it can be difficult visiting hospital, especially over Christmas when people want […]

Festive fun at Clifton’s Christmas Carers’ Cafe

There was lots of festive fun at Clifton Hospital yesterday! Staff held a Christmas Carers’ Cafe with raffle, tombola, cakes and refreshments. Local businesses and staff provided a host of prizes for both the raffle and tombola. These included a gingerbread house and vouchers for the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool; Lytham Hall; Moments Cafe and Hub, […]

Keep well during the festive period

The winter months can be challenging for the NHS, especially for urgent care services. Nationally there is an understanding that more needs to be done to encourage people to use the correct health services and to be prepared for winter. The key to the NHS working well this winter is for the public to use […]

Cancer patients provided with space to reflect thanks to funding from local charities

Cancer patients can now attend hospital in a special environment after the Swallow’s Charity and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund joined forces to provide a quiet space. Patients treated for  specialist cancer care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital haven’t previously had an area to reflect on some recent bad news […]

Trust hosts top speakers for Infection Symposium

AN American expert in infectious diseases was the special guest speaker at a Trust Symposium this week. Dr Urania Rappo MD from the USA spoke about her work on the clinical development of Dalbavancin, a long-acting antibiotic, at the Updates in Bone and Joint Infections Symposium organised by Dr Achyut Guleri, Mr Arshad Javed, Jill […]

Blackpool shop donates to Children’s Ward

Staff from the One Stop store on Daggers Hall Lane in Blackpool stopped by today to make a generous donation to the children’s unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Carla Bennison and Mark Hurst from the store donated a host of goodies for children who will be in hospital over Christmas to staff members Becci Booth, […]

Special thank you for neonatal care

TWO dads were so overwhelmed by the care their new-born babies received at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Neonatal Unit that they were determined to do something to give back to the staff who had done so much for them. Richard Darby and Tim Lee are both members of Lytham Round Table and the group chose to […]

The power of pictures in cancer fight

FEAR, anxiety and uncertainty about the future can stop men getting checked out for prostate cancer – now one man has made it his mission to raise awareness of the disease. Ian Smith has lived with the condition for more than eight years and has turned to his love of photography to make cancer into […]

Festive fun at the Christmas markets

The Medical Education department have recently held their annual Christmas markets in the Education Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to offer staff and visitors an opportunity to meet Santa, enjoy tasty food and to buy Christmas presents. The markets were organised by the medical students at Blackpool and Hayley Turner from the undergraduate team in […]

Children’s artwork brightens up hospital ward for Christmas

YOUNGSTERS from a Marton primary school have brought some festive cheer to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Pupils from the St Nicholas Primary After School Club have presented some Christmas cards and drawings to Ward 37 to cheer up patients and staff over the Festive period. Health Care Assistant Lesley Wallis, who works on the ward, is […]