You won’t be without care this bank holiday

Your GP practice might be closed this bank holiday Monday but you will still be able to pre-book a GP appointment if you need one as well as accessing a range of other health services. Bank holidays are notoriously busy for health services as GP practices are closed for the day and people aren’t sure […]

Trust Midwife’s daughter raises money for charities close to her family

Trust Midwife, Carol Park, has been supporting her daughter Emily with her fantastic fundraising efforts for worthy causes. Emily, 21, from Lytham, is a student at Cumbria University who has been raising funds for the Breast Cancer Care Charity while also donating her hair to The Little Princesses Trust. Emily has raised a total of […]

Clifton Hospital at 30 – Staff stories

AS part of Clifton Hospital’s 30th anniversary celebrations, we are highlighting the long service staff who have been part of the hospital’s history. Here we feature Staff Nurse Sharon Hird who has been working at Clifton since 1992… Originally from Bradford, Sharon came to the North West following her nurse training with her then fiancé […]

Children’s Ward greet new furry friend

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Children’s Ward has welcomed a new four-legged friend. Coco the Malshi, a cross between a Maltese and a Shih Tzu, is the ward’s new Pets as Therapy dog and has bow-wowed both patients and staff. Young patients were delighted to meet Coco and the cute pooch loved all the attention and even […]

Cancer team host first skin care advice course for men

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hosted its first skincare advice course for men affected by cancer. The ‘Skin Fitness’ Workshop, run by international charity Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), presented a two-hour advice session at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on how to combat skin problems often associated with cancer treatment to male patients currently […]

Clifton Hospital to hold special celebrations this summer

  Clifton Hospital will be holding two special celebration events this summer. The hospital, on Pershore Road, St Annes, is opening the second phase of the patient garden before holding an event to mark its 30th anniversary. The new garden will be officially opened by comic and actor, Bobby Ball, on Friday, August 17. It […]

Blackpool and District Soroptimists twin toilets at hospital

A local group of ladies have raised money to raise awareness of an international cause by twinning toilets at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Soroptimist International of Blackpool and District, raised money to provide a toilet block in the developing world as part of the Toilet Twinning Scheme. Former Club President, Maggie Blair, chose to raise money […]