Blackpool mum can finally put her feet up

These boots may be made for walking – but not when each step is excruciatingly painful. And the problem is probably not with the boots – as thousands of foot patients will tell you. Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Lee Murphy, said the average person takes about 4,000 – 6,000 steps a day – and each step […]

Leading role for Trust consultant at Blackpool

A TRUST consultant has been appointed to a senior role within a prestigious national body. Mr Amal Bose, a Cardiothoracic Consultant in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, has been appointed as treasurer to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery In Great Britain and Ireland. The appointment means he becomes an executive member of the board at the […]

Miracle baby named after Blackpool nurse who treated near-death mum

A miracle baby has been named after a nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital following a near-death experience. Ten month-old Danielle Alice Davey was born prematurely to save her and her mum’s life and took her name from the Accident and Emergency sister that cared for them. Twenty-seven year-old Lisa Davey was brought in to A&E […]

Think you need medical help right now?  NHS 111 is now available online

Think you need medical help right now?  NHS 111 is now available online. NHS England is increasing awareness of when to use NHS 111 online this is an additional resource to calling 111. NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions about your symptoms to receive […]

Campaign to support victims of sexual violence launched at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A new campaign encouraging anyone affected by sexual violence to seek support has been launched at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The campaign, funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, raises awareness of sexual violence, particularly within relationships and urges anyone affected to seek help from Lancashire Victim Services. […]

Supporting Blackpool’s children in need

A room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been designed to help children in their counselling sessions feel more relaxed in a more comfortable environment. The room will be used by the Child & Adolescent Support & Help Enhanced Response (CASHER) team, made up of mental health nurses, CAMHS practitioners, safeguarding nurses, paediatric nurses, health visitors […]

Michelle’s dedication at Blackpool Victoria Hospital leads to a national award

THE Trust’s Workforce Coordinator, Michelle Pearson, has received an award from the Prince’s Trust for her work and dedication to get young people into work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A scheme, set up by the Prince’s Trust and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, offers programmes across Lancashire to young people aged between 16-25 and Blackpool […]

Blackpool Victoria staff shortlisted for a national award

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is celebrating after seeing several members of staff shortlisted for a national award. Following a number of nominations submitted to the Unsung Hero Awards, three have been shortlisted for their inspiring work at the Trust. The Unsung Hero Awards are the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff […]

Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Clifton Friends are top of the League

Have you ever wondered why Clifton Hospital feels so warm and friendly? One of the reasons is there is a league of volunteers supporting the hospital. The Clifton League of Friends charity was founded when the hospital first opened in 1988 and is still going strong more than 30 years later. The 12 strong team […]