Supporting Blackpool’s children in need

A room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been designed to help children in their counselling sessions feel more relaxed in a more comfortable environment. The room will be used by the Child & Adolescent Support & Help Enhanced Response (CASHER) team, made up of mental health nurses, CAMHS practitioners, safeguarding nurses, paediatric nurses, health visitors […]

Michelle’s dedication at Blackpool Victoria Hospital leads to a national award

THE Trust’s Workforce Coordinator, Michelle Pearson, has received an award from the Prince’s Trust for her work and dedication to get young people into work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A scheme, set up by the Prince’s Trust and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, offers programmes across Lancashire to young people aged between 16-25 and Blackpool […]

Blackpool Victoria staff shortlisted for a national award

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is celebrating after seeing several members of staff shortlisted for a national award. Following a number of nominations submitted to the Unsung Hero Awards, three have been shortlisted for their inspiring work at the Trust. The Unsung Hero Awards are the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff […]

Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Clifton Friends are top of the League

Have you ever wondered why Clifton Hospital feels so warm and friendly? One of the reasons is there is a league of volunteers supporting the hospital. The Clifton League of Friends charity was founded when the hospital first opened in 1988 and is still going strong more than 30 years later. The 12 strong team […]

Fylde coast Care Certificates presented at special event

THE Trust’s quarterly Care Certificate presentation took place this week with 13 members of staff receiving their awards from Simone Anderton Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality. Karen Straw, Workforce Development Manager at the Trust, opened the event and explained how much effort goes into the Care Certificate by the staff members and how this […]

Blackpool skating star Dan opens new hospital assessment unit

DANCING on Ice star Dan Whiston took a day out of his busy schedule to open a newly refurbished unit at Blackpool Victoria hospital. The Fylde Coast star opened the new Pro Operative Assessment area at the hospital which will be a huge boost to patients across the area. He was enticed to the event […]

Fylde coast residents’ chance to share views with the NHS

Fylde Coast residents are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS through a series of drop-in sessions throughout the year with the first chance this week. The two Fylde Coast clinical commissioning groups the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, are inviting residents to attend […]

Clifton staff group ‘weighs’ up the future…

Members of a hospital ward slimming group have proved they are a bunch of losers! The Clifton Chunks Club, devised by staff on Ward 3 at Clifton Hospital, have joined together to help each other lose weight and feel more healthy. Despite the temptation of tucking into chocolates and biscuits patients and their families gave […]

Trust leadership programme gets national attention

THE Trust’ leadership and development programme for its specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and consultants has been featured by NHS Employers. The case study breaks down the component parts of the programme to show how it has not only strengthened senior doctors’ knowledge of leadership and management, but it also improved their job satisfaction, […]