“The NHS has been there for me since day one.”

A hospital Administration Assistant is hitting two milestone anniversaries this year which are both linked to the NHS. Maralyn Stephens, from Layton, will be celebrating her 70th birthday three days after the NHS hits the same milestone and will also be reaching her 46th year of working for Blackpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS […]

Clifton Hospital launches new Telehealth scheme

Clifton Hospital is taking part in a pioneering new patient service. Telehealth is being piloted on Clifton’s Ward 2 where staff can link up with palliative care nurses based at Trinity Hospice for specialist advice on End of Life care via an iPad link. Ward staff will be able to let the specialist nurses view […]

Health services open across the Fylde coast this bank holiday

Fylde coast residents are being urged to use local services appropriately as the NHS appeals for people to consider the options available to them this bank holiday. Everyone will be hoping for good weather this week as the bank holiday has people reaching for the decorating tools or heading for days outs. Whatever you get […]

Clifton Hospital staff take on a Peak performance for charity

Brave staff from Clifton Hospital are about to embark on a Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge for a local hospital charity. Sister Francesca Hall and Advanced Practitioner, Danielle Eastwood, are leading a seven-strong team of friends and colleagues to raise money for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind Appeal that supports patients living with dementia. […]

Neonatal donation is ‘sew’ great!

A group of St Annes ladies have been ‘sew’ busy supporting a Fylde coast neonatal ward. Around 50 patrons from The Vintage Sewing Bunny, on Snowdon Road, have been busy making a whole host of items to make life for baby and family on the ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital a little bit brighter. Owner […]

Viva NHS70!

  Co-owner and frontman of VIVA Blackpool and VIVA Vegas Diner, Leye D Johns, has been praising the NHS ahead of its 70th birthday. Leye, originally from Barrow-in-Furness, worked as a Health Care Assistant before embarking on a full-time career in entertainment. For 15 years, Leye worked in Sexual Health Services based in the Whitegate […]

Be part of the A&E Pathfinder project

HEALTH bosses across the Fylde coast are looking for members of the public to help them improve their Accident and Emergency services. The Fylde coast Urgent Care delivery board is looking to recruit people with an interest in developing health services locally to be part of a panel to take part in a project aimed […]

Trust works with Blackpool Better Start to support unique health visitor programme

THE Trust is the first in England to increase the number of home visits from health visitors from the statutory five to at least eight. A newly-designed health visiting service, delivered by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will mean all families with new babies get eight home visits from before birth to the age […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital helps give organ donation message a welcome lift

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has lifted its campaign to promote organ donation to new heights. The hospital is working with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote organ donation to all its staff, patients and visitors and stepped up its campaign this week by covering the doors of a number of lifts with promotional messages urging people […]

“Bowel Cancer Screening test saved my life’’

A Lancashire woman wants everyone to be clear – bowel cancer screening tests can save your life. As part of the Lancashire NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, run from a team based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, all residents aged between 60 and 74 who are registered with a GP will receive an NHS bowel cancer […]