Clifton Hospital is part of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is situated on the Fylde coast in Lytham St Annes, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the M55 motorway.
Clifton is a community hospital that provides rehabilitation and sub-acute care for the older person and those living with long term conditions. The hospital has four comfortable 24 bedded wards which, during 2015/16, were refurbished to a high standard and offer an enhanced environment to be able to care for people who have dementia. The wards accept and care for patients on one of three pathways: orthopaedic rehabilitation, medical rehabilitation and intermediate care. Once well enough to leave Clifton Hospital, patients are then aligned to appropriate health or social care community pathways to enable continued rehabilitation and care in the patient’s home.
Each ward is support by a multi-disciplinary team made up of doctors, advanced practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and members of the hospital discharge team.