Clifton Hospital celebrates a blooming good birthday


Clifton Hospital staff join in the celebrations

CLIFTON Hospital’s Ward 1 has celebrated it’s fourth birthday.

And marking the occasion, they also welcomed judges as part of St Annes In Bloom who came to assess their special dementia garden.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Wendy Swift; Chair of St Annes in Bloom, Fiona Bois Maison; Ward Manager, Linda Broadbent; Horticultural Consultants and judges, David Bielawski and Russ Baguley, Mayoress of Fylde, Geraldine Singleton, Branch Manager of HSBC, Tracey Spencer; Fylde Borough Council Parks and Coastal Services Manager Lisa Fowden and Mayor of Fylde, John Singleton

Guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John and Geraldine Singleton, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Executive, Wendy Swift and HSBC bank manager, Tracey Spencer, whose branch donated thousands of pounds towards the dementia-friendly garden.

As part of North West in Bloom, The Royal Horticultural Society assesses regional entries during the summer and the results are announced at an awards presentation later in the year. Other guests of the Ward 1 party included supporters who had help the ward in various ways.

Head of Service at Clifton Hospital, David Kay, said: “The birthday party was a lovely celebration event and it was great to see all the people who work in partnership with Clifton Hospital supporting the event and giving up their time to benefit our patients.”

Mayor of Fylde, John Singleton, Housekeeper, Sam Barclay; Fylde Borough Councillor, Brenda Blackshaw, Housekeeper, Adam Clark, Mayoress of Fylde, Geraldine Singleton and Deputy Mayor of Fylde, Raymond Thomas

Ward 1 Manager, Linda Broadbent, said: “The team and I wanted to host a party, not only to celebrate the ward’s birthday, but to thank all the very special people that go over and above, to support our ward. It’s great to see so many people sharing our special day. After all, it’s a very special ward.

“We are also keeping our fingers crossed following the judging for St Annes In Bloom. Our beautiful dementia-friendly garden was funded by HSBC who are here today and also money raised by wonderful staff at Clifton Hospital.”

Thank to all that came along to our very special celebration.”

Former patient Marina Schofield, knitter Betty Kirkpatrick, Carers’ Cafe regulars Pauline and Jack Davies and garden helper Sandra Schofield

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