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Blood in your pee? See your GP quickly and fight cancer

  Anyone who notices blood in their urine must act fast and see their GP – that’s the message from a new bladder and kidney cancer campaign. Residents of the Fylde coast have an increased chance of beating bladder and kidney cancer if they act quickly. The national ‘Be Clear on Cancer – Blood in […]

Blackpool heart experts praised for pioneering surgery

A grandfather of 13 has heaped praise on cardiac experts from Blackpool after undergoing a state of the art operation. Rod Woods, 59, from Lowerhouse, underwent a new procedure at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The Cardiac Centre is the only one in the north of England offering the pioneering new […]

Charity funds ultrasound for IV Clinic patients

  Patients are being spared invasive procedures in hospital thanks to a new portable ultrasound which has been bought with funding from hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. The ultrasound, which is based at South Shore Primary Care Centre, is used to identify the best vein to administer intravenous (IV) medication to patients who need […]

Sweet taste of success for breast cancer fundraisers

Success tasted good as the Breast Cancer Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital raised £980 selling Valentines cakes and goodies in the main entrance to raise funds for the Hint of Pink appeal. In conjunction with Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the appeal aims to purchase a Faxitron portable x-ray machine to help in the fight against […]

Grateful mum donates toys to Children’s Ward

A mum with a young son who needs regular hospital treatment has made a special donation to the Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Geraldine Faber’s two-year-old son Noah was born prematurely at the hospital on June 18, 2013, weighing just 2lbs and 1oz. Noah spent three months on the Neonatal Unit and as he […]

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Valentine cake sale will help fight against breast cancer

The Breast Cancer Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be selling cakes on the main entrance mezzanine floor tomorrow (Thursday, February 11) in the run-up to Valentine’s Day to raise funds for the Hint of Pink appeal. In conjunction with Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the campaign aims to purchase a Faxitron machine to help in […]

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Patient statement – junior doctors’ industrial action

A number of junior doctors are expected to stage a 24-hour “emergency care only” action tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. Some scheduled operations and outpatient appointments at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will need to be postponed to ensure emergency services can run.   “Senior managers and clinicians in the Trust are working closely […]

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Orthopaedic hub offers streamlined patient care

The way orthopaedic patients are cared for at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has become more streamlined thanks to funding from hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. A former seminar room has been transformed into an orthopaedic hub, where medical teams from different departments can join together in one place at one time to discuss a patient’s […]

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Getting mums fit for peak performance

Having a baby is said to require the same level of exercise and strength as running a marathon. And no one would consider entering a marathon without considerable preparation and training. Just like an athlete, new mums need to be prepared and midwives at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are hoping that their timely advice and support […]

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Ward staff praised after winning Fylde Coast Carers’ Award

Staff at ward 11 of Blackpool Victoria Hospital have won high profile praise – and an award – at Carers Trust Fylde Coast annual charity ball. The glittering event at the De Vere Herons Reach was attended by 400 guests and raised £15,010  to help the Blackpool based carers’ charity convert a former NHS-owned property on […]