Use the right health service this bank holiday

Fylde coast residents are being urged to be ready for the upcoming bank holiday and make sure they use local health services appropriately. GP surgeries will be closed this bank holiday Monday and many pharmacies will be operating under reduced opening hours. By re-stocking their medicine cabinets if needed, knowing when their GP surgery is […]

A great day at Whitegate Drive Health Centre for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

    Whitegate Drive Health Centre played host to a special mental health awareness day as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. In an effort to highlight the local mental health services that are available staff from Blackpool CAMHS, Children’s Psychology services, Fylde and Wyre CAMHS and Fylde Tuition Centre held information stands and there was  also a […]

May 21-25 is Dementia Action Week. Come and support our events!

Tickets for the Dementia Action Day Raffle will be sold on the mezzanine on Wednesday May 23 (11.00am-2.00pm) and as part of Dementia Action Day (see details below) on Friday May 25, 11.00am- 3.00pm. All proceeds are going to the Blue Skies’ Peace of Mind Appeal which supports dementia patients around the Trust. On Thursday […]

Cleveleys church group raise £1000s for hospital charity

A generous church group has raised £3,200 to support patients at a local NHS Trust. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church raised cash for a whole year to donate to Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Church treasurer, Elaine Buckley, said: “We chose Blue Skies as our ‘project’ for 2017 […]

Clifton Hospital welcomes new Imaging room

Patients are to benefit from new state of the art imaging equipment at Clifton Hospital. The digital imaging facility now makes appointments quicker for outpatients, inpatients and referrals from GP practices. Taking the image is now much more flexible. Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of […]

Dandy brings smiles to most vulnerable patients

Patients in Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Critical Care Unit have the chance to receive pet therapy from a loving Staffordshire terrier called Dandy. The canine cutie visits patients on the Intensive Care Unit one afternoon a week and is hoping to become a more regular visitor Before Dandy started his visits, a six-week trial took place […]

Catch up breast screening for women aged 70-79

Public Health England has identified that some women have not been invited for their final breast screen between their 68th and 71st birthdays. Public Health England will write to all women who are affected, and who are registered with a GP, by the end of May 2018 to invite them for a screening before the […]

Health services open across the Fylde coast this bank holiday

Fylde coast residents are being urged to use local services appropriately as the NHS appeals for people to consider the options available to them this bank holiday. Everyone will be hoping for good weather this week as the bank holiday has people reaching for the decorating tools or heading for days outs. Whatever you get […]

Neonatal donation is ‘sew’ great!

A group of St Annes ladies have been ‘sew’ busy supporting a Fylde coast neonatal ward. Around 50 patrons from The Vintage Sewing Bunny, on Snowdon Road, have been busy making a whole host of items to make life for baby and family on the ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital a little bit brighter. Owner […]

Trust works with Blackpool Better Start to support unique health visitor programme

THE Trust is the first in England to increase the number of home visits from health visitors from the statutory five to at least eight. A newly-designed health visiting service, delivered by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will mean all families with new babies get eight home visits from before birth to the age […]