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Floods affect some Trust phone services in North Lancashire and South Cumbria

British Telecom has reported that recent flooding has affected part of the phone system used within the Trust’s northern locality. The issues are being worked on as a priority but in the meantime, anyone wishing to contact wards, departments, community clinics and other services should go through the main switchboard number on 01539 732288. This […]

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Sign up for 10,000 steps in aid of hospital charity

People across Lancashire are being given a healthy mission for the New Year to raise money for a local hospital charity. Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has joined forces with the Trust’s Healthier Workforce Project and is launching a 10,000 steps challenge for January. It is asking […]

Michelle and Sue with Rosanne and some of the toys they delivered.

Christmas toys delivered

Children in hospital will get a few extra gifts this year thanks to a Facebook appeal showed the good nature of the community. Sue Ridley and Michelle Green regularly arrange for donations to the children’s ward. They inundated the ward with Easter Eggs earlier this year and decided to see if they could call on […]

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Talking therapies provided in Blackpool

A service offering brief psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders has been launched by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. ‘Supporting Minds’ provides a range of talking therapies for people living in the Blackpool area. Members of the public who are feeling low and tearful, depressed, panicky, anxious or stressed can refer themselves to the service. Anyone […]

Video made to help Children coming to Hospital

Young people coming to Hospital can now get an advance peek at what to expect thanks to a video created especially to reassure them. For a child coming to the hospital for the first time either to visit or as a patient is a scary prospect so a group of other children has spent a […]

five footballers with a patient in his bed and some presents

AFC Fylde Brings Sacks of Fun to Children’s Ward

The children’s ward at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital was recently lit up with festive cheer, thanks to a kind donation from the AFC Fylde Community Foundation. Players from the football club’s first team visited the children on the ward – and brought a few festive treats with them. Children in the hospital over the festive season […]

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Remembrance event supports Bereavement Care

An annual service to remember lost loved ones at Christmas has raised nearly £2,500 to support bereavement care for those who need it. The Tree of Lights Service took place at the beginning of December at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and included the lighting of candles in remembrance of those who are no longer with us, […]

Three men with Christmas hampers next to a Christmas tree on a hospital ward

Grateful patient says thanks with Christmas hampers

Patients suffering cardiac problems at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been treated to a selection of hampers thanks to grateful patient Sufyan Patel. Sufyan, 41, suffered a heart attack at the beginning of December and was a patient at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre for four days. During that time he noticed some patients didn’t receive regular […]

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Chief Executive to leave

Chief Executive, Gary Doherty, is to leave Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to take up a post in Wales. Mr Doherty, who joined the Blackpool Trust in 2013 has been appointed Chief Executive at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Chairman of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ian Johnson, said: “During his time at […]

A large group of women around a Christmas tree in the Neonatal Unit of Blackpool Hospital

Mothers’ Union knitters make special Christmas presents for babies

Premature babies on the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will each receive a special present from Blackpool Mothers’ Union on Christmas Day. Members of the Mothers Union’ have been knitting clothes and blankets since September and the items were presented to staff on the unit on Monday, December 21. Sylvia Guise and Enid Nutland […]