Clifton Hospital embraces Nutrition and Hydration Week

Clifton Hospital has been having fun for Nutrition and Hydration Week. Ward 1 held an afternoon tea for the patients with special guests, the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, Coun Peter Collins and Mrs Caroline Collins, while volunteer Barry Evans, played the piano. Ward 1 is also hosting a ‘chair Zumba’ event for patients on […]

Trust holds special event to celebrate Blackpool’s future talent

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals has held an event to recognise apprentices working across the Trust in line with National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s first Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the often inspirational  work apprentices do across the Trust and how important their roles are in the NHS workforce. Managers across the Trust were encouraged to nominate apprentices in […]

Blackpool dental professional is filling in her spare time

Oral Health Educator Helen Kellett is all smiles as she waves goodbye to her career in dental health. Helen, who retired this week, has been devoted to the dental profession and spent her career working in a variety of roles across Lancashire. She has worked in dentistry for 44 years and 19 of those have […]

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 […]

Miracle baby named after Blackpool nurse who treated near-death mum

A miracle baby has been named after a nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital following a near-death experience. Ten month-old Danielle Alice Davey was born prematurely to save her and her mum’s life and took her name from the Accident and Emergency sister that cared for them. Twenty-seven year-old Lisa Davey was brought in to A&E […]

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. […]

Supporting Blackpool’s children in need

A room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been designed to help children in their counselling sessions feel more relaxed in a more comfortable environment. The room will be used by the Child & Adolescent Support & Help Enhanced Response (CASHER) team, made up of mental health nurses, CAMHS practitioners, safeguarding nurses, paediatric nurses, health visitors […]

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 […]

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 […]