Volunteer Voices – Navigator, Garry

As part of Volunteers Week 2019 (June 1-7), we are looking at some of the volunteer roles around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Navigator, Garry Kitt. Garry Kitt loves his role as a hospital volunteer so much that if there were eight days in a week he would simply work another […]

Volunteer Voices – Listener, Alma

As part of Volunteers Week 2019 (June1-7), we are looking at some of the volunteer roles around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Listener, Alma Kitsberg. When Alma Kitsberg had a triple bypass operation in 2015, she had no idea that it would spark a close affiliation with Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Through […]

Volunteer Voices – Health Mentor, Phil

As part of the forthcoming Volunteers Week 2019 (June 1-7), we are looking at some of the volunteer roles available around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Health Mentor, Phil Robinson. Phil has been volunteering at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for the last four years. Following heart surgery a few years ago one […]

Would you like to help patients and visitors on the Fylde coast?

Would you like to help patients and visitors on the Fylde coast? If so, then we are looking for you! Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging more volunteers to join the existing happy gang, during Volunteers Week, June 1-7. There are more than 20 different types of roles which are based at Blackpool […]

Trust holds special events for Dementia Action Week

It was an action-packed week at Clifton and Blackpool Victoria Hospitals as part of Dementia Week. A full schedule of events, with special guests, helped to spread awareness and provide help and advice to patients, visitors and staff. Blackpool Victoria held a Dementia Action Day, opened by singer Linda Nolan along with Trust non-executive director, […]

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 […]

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 […]