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Charitable donations fund cardiac ultrasound equipment

Heart patients will see a reduction in waiting times for certain cardiac tests thanks to a new piece of equipment at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre which has been bought thanks to charitable donations. The centre, which is based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, now boasts a brand new portable ultrasound machine which will measure the electronic […]

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Consultants’ Heart Month advice helps patients save their own lives

Would you be shocked to learn that chest pain is one of the least common symptoms of a heart attack? A team of cardiologists is determined to hammer home the message that the main symptoms to look out for are indigestion, sweating, feeling clammy, chest pressure, discomfort, arm ache, numbness, breathlessness and nausea and not, […]

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Singing duo looking forward to hospital charity concert

They’re used to performing to sell-out crowds in some of Blackpool’s top theatres, and now Fleetwood singers Ann Cookson and Peter Baldwin are looking forward to appearing in their first orchestra concert in aid of hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Ann and Peter make up the singing duo Classic Sound, which is set to […]

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Blood in your pee? See your GP quickly and fight cancer

  Anyone who notices blood in their urine must act fast and see their GP – that’s the message from a new bladder and kidney cancer campaign. Residents of the Fylde coast have an increased chance of beating bladder and kidney cancer if they act quickly. The national ‘Be Clear on Cancer – Blood in […]

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Blackpool heart experts praised for pioneering surgery

A grandfather of 13 has heaped praise on cardiac experts from Blackpool after undergoing a state of the art operation. Rod Woods, 59, from Lowerhouse, underwent a new procedure at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The Cardiac Centre is the only one in the north of England offering the pioneering new […]

Charity funds ultrasound for IV Clinic patients

  Patients are being spared invasive procedures in hospital thanks to a new portable ultrasound which has been bought with funding from hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. The ultrasound, which is based at South Shore Primary Care Centre, is used to identify the best vein to administer intravenous (IV) medication to patients who need […]

Sweet taste of success for breast cancer fundraisers

Success tasted good as the Breast Cancer Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital raised £980 selling Valentines cakes and goodies in the main entrance to raise funds for the Hint of Pink appeal. In conjunction with Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the appeal aims to purchase a Faxitron portable x-ray machine to help in the fight against […]

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Valentine cake sale will help fight against breast cancer

The Breast Cancer Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be selling cakes on the main entrance mezzanine floor tomorrow (Thursday, February 11) in the run-up to Valentine’s Day to raise funds for the Hint of Pink appeal. In conjunction with Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the campaign aims to purchase a Faxitron machine to help in […]

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Patient statement – junior doctors’ industrial action

A number of junior doctors are expected to stage a 24-hour “emergency care only” action tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. Some scheduled operations and outpatient appointments at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will need to be postponed to ensure emergency services can run.   “Senior managers and clinicians in the Trust are working closely […]

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Orthopaedic hub offers streamlined patient care

The way orthopaedic patients are cared for at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has become more streamlined thanks to funding from hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. A former seminar room has been transformed into an orthopaedic hub, where medical teams from different departments can join together in one place at one time to discuss a patient’s […]