Young mum urges all to attend cancer ‘listening’ event

A young mum who has been living with cancer for nearly three years is backing a special event for people affected by the disease. Sarah Colledge, 37, from Blackpool, says the ‘Cancer Listening Event’ on September 22 in Blackpool will give Fylde coast residents a chance to shape the future of services. The event is being organised by […]

From left: Al Murray, Rhod Gilbert, Shappi Khorsandi and Bill Bailey.

Sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues

Smokers on the Fylde coast are being urged to sign up to Stoptober, the country’s 28-day mass quit attempt to receive support and encouragement every step of the way from some of the nation’s top comedians. And to stand an even better chance of quitting, they are encouraged to sign up with their friends, family […]

End of Life team wins national Patient Safety Award

A coveted national award for End of Life Care has been won by a team from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust‟s End of Life team scooped the award at the annual Patient Safety Awards at the International convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Monday, July 7. Team members have worked tirelessly over […]

Patients in a large hall seated in groups around tables.

Patients come together to help each other

A new group has met for the first time to bring together patients who have an implanted defibrillator. Defibrillators are implanted under the skin and are used to “shock” the heart back in to a normal rhythm if a life threatening rhythm occurs. Patients who have suffered from or are at risk of developing these […]