Babies born on Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday get lifetime ticket

BABIES born in Blackpool on May 14 have been given lifetime admission to The Blackpool Tower as part of the historic landmark’s 125th birthday celebrations. The Tower has set a week-long programme of events to mark its special occasion and part of those celebrations include giving every baby born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May […]

Free osteoporosis awareness talk

Fylde coast residents offered chance to learn more about bone health at free information event in Blackpool PEOPLE across the Fylde coast have an opportunity to learn from a leading expert about healthy living for strong bones and the bone condition osteoporosis. The free information event, hosted by UK-wide charity the Royal Osteoporosis Society and […]

Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

Five star praise for Blackpool hospital caterers

A Five Star hygiene certificate has been added to the list of awards bestowed on Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s catering team. The kitchens, which serve up more than 2,500 meals a day, have already been presented with a Healthier Choice award and named in the national top 25 per cent of hospitals for providing a good […]

Egg-cellent gifts for Children’s Ward

Being in hospital over Easter was just a little sweeter this year after a massive donation of chocolate eggs for the Children’s Ward. Staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital were delighted to welcome representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) who brought more than 70 eggs for young patients. “Many of our staff are […]

Steph steps up for second London marathon

A Blackpool therapist is gearing up to run to London Marathon for the second time in four years. Steph Pashley, 31, works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as an occupational therapist and is now fundraising for the London Marathon- but this time has some records to beat. She said: “I am raising money for CLIC Sargent […]

Running up the funds for mental health charities

A BLACKPOOL healthcare worker with a desire to help people with mental health problems is raising funds for vital services who have helped many, including himself. Ben Constable, 41, is a bench worker at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and is working shifts as a healthcare assistant with the hope to become a qualified nurse. He has […]

Patients enjoy “horsing around’’ at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

THERE were miles of smiles at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today as patients got to meet some special visitors. Three American miniature pets as therapy horses visited the wards at the hospital to interact with patients on a wide range of wards. This was the latest visit from the always popular horses owned by KL Pony […]

Fast, safe and effective hospital discharges

Patients are benefiting from a safer and faster discharge system being piloted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Home First is a fully supported discharge method which is getting people the care they need within the community while freeing up bed spaces and reducing readmissions. Occupational therapist and physiotherapy manager, Charlotte Stubbs, explained: “Home First is a […]