Clifton Hospital hosts first ‘Community Catch Up’ event

Clifton Hospital is supporting the local community with a new event. The Community Catch Up is a meeting open to anyone, particularly those who feel isolated, to come together for a chat and a cup of tea. The first meeting, held in Clifton’s Garden Room, was a great start with free hand massages on offer, […]

Blackpool community group improves mental health care for children

CHILDREN in Blackpool can now access mental health services in a safe environment away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital thanks to a number of dedicated professionals coming together to offer weekly groups in the community. Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s CASHER team and Blackpool Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) are working in partnership […]

Blackpool mum can finally put her feet up

These boots may be made for walking – but not when each step is excruciatingly painful. And the problem is probably not with the boots – as thousands of foot patients will tell you. Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Lee Murphy, said the average person takes about 4,000 – 6,000 steps a day – and each step […]

Think you need medical help right now?  NHS 111 is now available online

Think you need medical help right now?  NHS 111 is now available online. NHS England is increasing awareness of when to use NHS 111 online this is an additional resource to calling 111. NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions about your symptoms to receive […]

Campaign to support victims of sexual violence launched at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A new campaign encouraging anyone affected by sexual violence to seek support has been launched at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The campaign, funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, raises awareness of sexual violence, particularly within relationships and urges anyone affected to seek help from Lancashire Victim Services. […]

Blackpool Victoria staff shortlisted for a national award

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is celebrating after seeing several members of staff shortlisted for a national award. Following a number of nominations submitted to the Unsung Hero Awards, three have been shortlisted for their inspiring work at the Trust. The Unsung Hero Awards are the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff […]

Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Clifton Friends are top of the League

Have you ever wondered why Clifton Hospital feels so warm and friendly? One of the reasons is there is a league of volunteers supporting the hospital. The Clifton League of Friends charity was founded when the hospital first opened in 1988 and is still going strong more than 30 years later. The 12 strong team […]

Fylde coast Care Certificates presented at special event

THE Trust’s quarterly Care Certificate presentation took place this week with 13 members of staff receiving their awards from Simone Anderton Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality. Karen Straw, Workforce Development Manager at the Trust, opened the event and explained how much effort goes into the Care Certificate by the staff members and how this […]

Fylde coast residents’ chance to share views with the NHS

Fylde Coast residents are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS through a series of drop-in sessions throughout the year with the first chance this week. The two Fylde Coast clinical commissioning groups the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, are inviting residents to attend […]