children and nurses with three superheroes spiderman iron man and captain america

Superheroes make children’s day

It’s not every day that a superhero turns up to brighten your day, so when they do they’re bound to turn heads. That’s what happened when Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman and Alice in Wonderland arrived at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to bring presents to children who are being treated there.   The visit was organised […]

a large group of ladies with bundles of knitted products

Christmas party for hospital knitters

Charitable knitters from around Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have come together for a Christmas treat from Blackpool hospital. The ever growing community of twiddle pocket knitters who provide woollen comforters to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help with patients with dementia were invited for a special Christmas get together. They were treated to […]

A women from the Salvation Army receive donations in a bag from three women who work at the hospital

Hospital helps lonely and low income patients at Christmas

Members of staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been praised for supporting lonely and impoverished patients this Christmas. Staff and visitors donated food and blankets at a stall run by the Patient Experience Team and Blackpool Salvation Army at the hospital on Tuesday, December 15. Donations will continue to be made through the Patient Experience […]

A Salvation Army workers gives a plate of food to an elderly woman

Help us to help lonely and underprivileged patients this Christmas

Donations of food and bedding are being sought for patients who live alone and are on a low income this Christmas. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 15) from 11am to 2.30pm staff will be collecting food and blankets on behalf of The Salvation Army. The collection is being organised by the Patient Experience Team at Blackpool Victoria […]

A group of 15 young children accompanied by a group of male and female nurses.

Patients delighted with choir of children

Children from Heyhouses Endowed Church of England Primary School have delighted patients in Clifton Hospital in Lytham with a concert of Christmas carols. The year six children from the school choir visited the hospital this week to sing carols to the patients who all got out of their hospital beds to enjoy the concert and […]

a group of four boys and a lady teacher infront of a mural of a beach scene

Art students take on hospital bath project

Students from Lytham Sixth Form College have turned their artistic challenge to make bath time for hospital patients a little more pleasant. The team of 10 students have been working on a mural of Lytham beach and surrounding areas on the walls of the bath room of Clifton Hospital’s ward 1. It provides a vocational […]

Woman dressed as Elsa from the film Frozen with two little girls

Come along to our Christmas Market

Our Christmas Market at Blackpool Victoria is well underway – and there’s still time to pop along. The market is open until 6.30pm today (Thursday, December 10) at the hospital’s Education Centre on Whinney Heys Road. We have many stalls selling gifts, food and charity items. There’s also an opportunity to meet Santa and ‘Elsa’ […]

The exterior of the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe

Clinics open in North Lancashire

Most community clinics in Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are open today (Thursday, December 10) following the recent floods. The Outpatients department at the Queen Victoria Centre is not open but this does not affect any of the clinics. Any patients with queries about appointments should contact the individual health […]

a group of young children with two nurses and the Minion character

Unexpected visitor for ill children

Children in hospital got a special visitor this week thanks to a kind hearted mother. Angelina Hawkins from Blackpool arranged for a Minion from the popular Despicable Me films to pay a visit to the children’s and adolescent wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Her daughter Grace, aged 12, was staying in the hospital following treatment. […]