Skin cancer survivor helps Blackpool youngsters learn about sun safety

A Poulton skin cancer survivor has helped a Blackpool school learn about sun safety. Brian Watson, 81, visited Layton Primary school along with Clifton Hospital’s Skin Care Coordinator, Michelle Forsyth, to present Year 3 with a special sun cream dispensing board. Brian has had 11 operations to remove skin cancer and spoke to the children […]

Lions’ Clifton Hospital donation is a roaring success

Members of a Fylde coast club have helped to improve the comfort of hospital patients. The Lytham St Annes Lions have donated £2,000 to Clifton Hospital’s Ward 1, via the Clifton League of Friends charity, towards the reupholstering of chairs in the day room and on the ward. Ward 1 Manager, Sister Linda Broadbent, said: […]

Babies born on Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday get lifetime ticket

BABIES born in Blackpool on May 14 have been given lifetime admission to The Blackpool Tower as part of the historic landmark’s 125th birthday celebrations. The Tower has set a week-long programme of events to mark its special occasion and part of those celebrations include giving every baby born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May […]

Trust to hold events as part of #DementiaActionWeek

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be holding a host of  exciting events as part of Dementia Action Week, which runs from May 20 to May 24. Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham St Annes are holding tea parties on each of their four wards throughout the week. Their special guests include the Mayor and […]

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Trust trials special new name badges

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is trialling a new name badge following patient survey findings and the recommendations of a late doctor’s national campaign. The #hellomynameis campaign was launched in 2013 by Dr Kate Granger and her husband Chris Pointon and came as a result of staff failing to introduce themselves when they were […]

Life-changing help for sexual abuse victims

Work to support victims of sexual violence and abuse was praised by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw during a visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The work is part of a Lancashire based project which places specialist workers in health settings to provide immediate support to anyone who discloses recent or historic experiences of sexual […]

Bank Holiday opening times for Fylde coast pharmacies

People living on the Fylde coast will be able to access a number of local pharmacies this Bank Holiday Monday. With doctors’ surgeries closed for an extra day, patients in the area will be able to visit their local pharmacist for help with any minor ailments or health concerns. Pharmacies will be available in Blackpool, […]

Blackpool clinic helps halt a silent killer

Do you know your cholesterol level? A top Blackpool cardiologist is urging people to go to their GP to find out as this silent killer has no symptoms and your first sign could be a heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol is one of the three main, modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the second […]

Close shave for a good cause

Nurses will go to any length to help and support their patients. But one nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital went to no length at all! In a bid to raise funds to design and build a garden for elderly and dementia patients, Sister Louise McGuinness showed her commitment to the cause by undergoing a charity […]