A group of nurses standing outside a buiding waving running shoes in the air

District nurses are Born Survivors

District nurses are preparing to scale 10ft vertical walls and slither down 100ft water slides to help raise funds for a dementia research charity. The team members are set to tackle 34 army-inspired obstacles on an eight-mile course as part of the Born Survivor challenge at Lowther Castle near Penrith on April 9 in aid […]

End of Life and Palliative Care Team shortlisted for national award

The Palliative and End of Life Care Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a national palliative care award. Dr Andrea Whitfield, Associate Medical Director and Head of Department for Palliative Medicine for the Trust, said her team was the only finalist from the North West to be shortlisted in […]

Resort firm says ‘thank you’ to hospital by donating toys

A toys company has made a special donation to help children at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Staff from Playtime Toys, based on Amy Johnson Way off Squires Gate Lane in Blackpool, said the company wanted to give toys to the Children’s Ward as a ‘thank you’ for the care provided by the hospital and its staff. […]

Wool, buttons, ribbon and baby dolls needed for people living with dementia

  The Patient Experience Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is holding a collection drive on Friday, March 4, from 11am to 2pm. Following on from a recent successful food and blanket collection drive, the team will be on the mezzanine at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on the day and are looking for donations of wool, buttons, […]

A nurse in uniform

Nominate a nurse for national award

Has a nurse, midwife, health visitor or health care assistant made a real difference to you or to a loved one’s health? Now you can say a big ‘thank you’ by nominating them for a unique award. Simply complete the entry form below to tell us how the nurse went above the call of duty and […]

A medic using heart monitoring equipment

Charitable donations fund cardiac ultrasound equipment

Heart patients will see a reduction in waiting times for certain cardiac tests thanks to a new piece of equipment at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre which has been bought thanks to charitable donations. The centre, which is based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, now boasts a brand new portable ultrasound machine which will measure the electronic […]

Consultants’ Heart Month advice helps patients save their own lives

Would you be shocked to learn that chest pain is one of the least common symptoms of a heart attack? A team of cardiologists is determined to hammer home the message that the main symptoms to look out for are indigestion, sweating, feeling clammy, chest pressure, discomfort, arm ache, numbness, breathlessness and nausea and not, […]

Gift hits the right note for hospital

A group of children made a real song and dance about making a presentation to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Children from the Lytham Rarity School of Dance and Drama used the proceeds from their Christmas performance to buy CD players and discs for the Children’s Ward. Dance school principal, Rebecca Liddell explained: “This is the fourth […]

Dementia concert sneak preview and ticket offer

Here’s a great chance to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Fylde Sinfonia concert at the Lowther Pavilion and our hospital chaity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, are also offering the chance to buy  tickets at a reduced rate for one day only. Please join us on the Mezzanine Floor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Main Entrance between 11.30am […]

An orchestra rehearsing

Singing duo looking forward to hospital charity concert

They’re used to performing to sell-out crowds in some of Blackpool’s top theatres, and now Fleetwood singers Ann Cookson and Peter Baldwin are looking forward to appearing in their first orchestra concert in aid of hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Ann and Peter make up the singing duo Classic Sound, which is set to […]