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 […]

Life-changing help for sexual abuse victims

Work to support victims of sexual violence and abuse was praised by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw during a visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The work is part of a Lancashire based project which places specialist workers in health settings to provide immediate support to anyone who discloses recent or historic experiences of sexual […]

Free osteoporosis awareness talk

Fylde coast residents offered chance to learn more about bone health at free information event in Blackpool PEOPLE across the Fylde coast have an opportunity to learn from a leading expert about healthy living for strong bones and the bone condition osteoporosis. The free information event, hosted by UK-wide charity the Royal Osteoporosis Society and […]

Bank Holiday opening times for Fylde coast pharmacies

People living on the Fylde coast will be able to access a number of local pharmacies this Bank Holiday Monday. With doctors’ surgeries closed for an extra day, patients in the area will be able to visit their local pharmacist for help with any minor ailments or health concerns. Pharmacies will be available in Blackpool, […]

Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

Blackpool clinic helps halt a silent killer

Do you know your cholesterol level? A top Blackpool cardiologist is urging people to go to their GP to find out as this silent killer has no symptoms and your first sign could be a heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol is one of the three main, modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the second […]

Close shave for a good cause

Nurses will go to any length to help and support their patients. But one nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital went to no length at all! In a bid to raise funds to design and build a garden for elderly and dementia patients, Sister Louise McGuinness showed her commitment to the cause by undergoing a charity […]

Five star praise for Blackpool hospital caterers

A Five Star hygiene certificate has been added to the list of awards bestowed on Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s catering team. The kitchens, which serve up more than 2,500 meals a day, have already been presented with a Healthier Choice award and named in the national top 25 per cent of hospitals for providing a good […]