Blackpool Victoria Hospital

£4m cost of missed appointments

  Missed patient medical appointments cost more than £4m a year to Blackpool hospitals. More than 39,000 patients missed their appointments in the last 12 months costing vital funds which could have been used to ensure other patients receive timely treatment. Each new appointment costs Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on average £153 and […]

Mum’s joy at medical wonder

  There is nothing all that unusual about a 16-year-old becoming a bridesmaid. But for Kirkham mum Paula Fallows it’s a day she never thought she would see. Paula’s daughter Katie Wright has endured all kinds of difficulties as a severe epilepsy sufferer. The condition left Katie with a number of different types of seizure […]

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Advice sessions to help new hospital staff

An advice and support event was held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to help the families of newly recruited staff. Advisors from Blackpool Council, Coastal Housing and Blackpool and The Fylde College attended the session to help answer questions about accommodation, courses and jobs. The drop-in event was well attended with new starters and their partners […]

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Snowdrop gathering for bereaved families

Bereaved families who have lost a child are invited to a special event at Lytham Hall. The 15th annual Snowdrop Gathering will have specially chosen music and poems followed by a candle ceremony to help parents, carers and siblings feel less alone with their grief. Organiser, Michelle Boland, Paediatric Bereavement Support Nurse Specialist for Blackpool […]

Supporters ‘Wear It Red’ to thank cardiac centre for saving lives

A grateful heart patient raised funds for cardiac care a year to the day when she underwent major surgery at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Fiona Mills said she owed her life to the staff of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre which is based at the hospital. Visitors to the hospital and the cardiac centre saw red on […]

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Eyes down to help stroke patients

  Health staff at Blackpool hospital have put on musical bingo sessions to help recovery for stroke patients. The fun event was part of a series of afternoon rehabilitation activities devised by staff on Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Stroke Unit. Ward manager, Rachael Bailey explained: “Bingo is great for rehabilitation, communication and encouraging dexterity and interaction […]

World Cancer Day backed by Hospitals Trust

World Cancer Day is being backed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The awareness-raising event on Thursday, February 4, is being led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) which seeks to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. Researchers say next year alone nearly nine million people are likely […]

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Advice sessions to help new hospital staff

An advice and support event is being held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital aimed at helping the families of newly recruited staff. The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, between 4pm and 6pm and will cover a number of services available to people who have recently located to the Fylde coast. Practice Development […]

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Trust charity funds coloured storage for enhanced dementia care

  Clifton Hospital is providing an eye-catching storage solution for patients with dementia thanks to funding from hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Staff in the hospital applied to Blue Skies, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for money to buy bespoke coloured wardrobes and cupboards for patients to store their belongings and […]

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All welcome to attend Tinnitus Awareness Week event

Everyone is welcome to attend a special seminar as part of national Tinnitus Awareness Week. The seminar entitled ‘Tinnitus: What is it and what can be done for it?’, is open to the public and staff and will be held at the Cardiac Lecture Theatre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday, February […]