Complementary treats for Clifton Hospital staff

Andrea Bradley enjoys some reflexology from therapist Audrey DicksonHard working NHS staff at a St Annes hospital have been treated to some relaxing holistic therapies. AB Complementary Therapies, based at Therapy House, St Annes, treated staff at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, to a day of pamper treatments to help them relax and boost their sense […]

Blackpool hospital secretary brings autistic people together

A hospital worker has set up a support group following her son’s experience with autism. Becky Noble, a medical secretary in the Ophthalmology department of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, set up the group following the late diagnosis of her son’s autism and lack of information and support for those with autism between the ages of 16 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free osteoporosis awareness talk

Fylde coast residents offered chance to learn more about bone health at free information event in Blackpool PEOPLE across the Fylde coast have an opportunity to learn from a leading expert about healthy living for strong bones and the bone condition osteoporosis. The free information event, hosted by UK-wide charity the Royal Osteoporosis Society and […]

Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

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 […]