Blackpool Victoria Hospital to launch new ‘Community Lounge.’

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is aiming to combat social isolation by running a new, regular community event. To be held monthly in the hospital’s Restaurant, guests will be offered complimentary tea, coffee and cake as well as programme of guests and services offering help, advice and topics of interest. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Patient […]

Bringing the New Year in at home

A mum and her family who were so thankful for the care her premature baby received at the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have donated equipment to enhance care for babies. Naomi Appleby gave birth to baby Arlo at 25 weeks weighing just 1lb 12oz. She had to spend her baby’s early weeks firstly […]

This season’s Trust flu video is now live!

THIS season’s famous flu video is now live!  This time, we go back to the 80s with myth-busting facts about the flu  vaccination. Can you spot any familiar faces? The Communications team would like to thank everyone who took part. Staff are being reminded about the  importance of having their annual flu vaccination. Staff can […]

Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended

Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended Appointments with GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals have been made available between 8am and 2pm every Saturday in Garstang. The service, initially at Garstang Medical Practice in Kepple Lane, is in addition to the evening and weekend appointments already on offer to people living in Blackpool, […]

Keep well during the festive period

The winter months can be challenging for the NHS, especially for urgent care services. Nationally there is an understanding that more needs to be done to encourage people to use the correct health services and to be prepared for winter. The key to the NHS working well this winter is for the public to use […]

Cancer patients provided with space to reflect thanks to funding from local charities

Cancer patients can now attend hospital in a special environment after the Swallow’s Charity and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund joined forces to provide a quiet space. Patients treated for  specialist cancer care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital haven’t previously had an area to reflect on some recent bad news […]

Special thank you for neonatal care

TWO dads were so overwhelmed by the care their new-born babies received at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Neonatal Unit that they were determined to do something to give back to the staff who had done so much for them. Richard Darby and Tim Lee are both members of Lytham Round Table and the group chose to […]

The power of pictures in cancer fight

FEAR, anxiety and uncertainty about the future can stop men getting checked out for prostate cancer – now one man has made it his mission to raise awareness of the disease. Ian Smith has lived with the condition for more than eight years and has turned to his love of photography to make cancer into […]

Festive fun at the Christmas markets

The Medical Education department have recently held their annual Christmas markets in the Education Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to offer staff and visitors an opportunity to meet Santa, enjoy tasty food and to buy Christmas presents. The markets were organised by the medical students at Blackpool and Hayley Turner from the undergraduate team in […]

Children’s artwork brightens up hospital ward for Christmas

YOUNGSTERS from a Marton primary school have brought some festive cheer to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Pupils from the St Nicholas Primary After School Club have presented some Christmas cards and drawings to Ward 37 to cheer up patients and staff over the Festive period. Health Care Assistant Lesley Wallis, who works on the ward, is […]