Join us at our dementia awareness days

Anne Nolan and Johnnie Casson opening last year’s Dementia Awareness Day at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

BLACKPOOL and Clifton Hospitals are once again holding dementia awareness days as part of the national Dementia Awareness Week which runs between May 15-19.

Clifton Hospital will be holding its Fylde Coast Dementia Hub on May 18, which will be opened by comedian Bobby Ball at 10am.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be holding an open with a 1950s theme.

Entertainment at Blackpool will include dancing displays from Blackpool’s JLC Dance, Hospital History Tours, a display of 1950s hospital photographs, a photobooth, vintage nurse uniforms and a 1950s themed menu in the Restaurant.

There will also be various services in attendance offering advice and guidance from their stalls. Notarianni’s will be selling their delicious ice cream in return for a donation.

Representatives and players of AFC Fylde and a Trust board member will be opening this at 11am.

As well as stalls from various services, Clifton will have be offering coffee and cake with entertainment from a local choir.


Mick Miller, Cllr Brenda Blackshaw, Director of Operations (Adults and Long Term Conditions), Liz Holt, Clinical Matron Courtney Bickerdike and Yvonne Ball at last year’s Clifton Hospital Dementia Carers’ Day

Raffle tickets will also be on sale with proceeds going to the Peace of Mind Fund which enhances care for dementia patients.

Patient experience lead at Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Andrew Heath, said: “The Trust is proud to host a series of events to raise awareness around the challenges people on the Fylde coast face when affected by dementia.

“As our knowledge of this disease process increases so do the practical solutions that can provide help and support to people that are affected by dementia.

“As well as a series of smaller events being held across the organisation from May 15 many of these services and products will be available to view on May 18 and May 19 at Clifton Hospital and Victoria Hospital respectively.

“There will also be themed entertainment taking place during the day in addition to AFC Fylde opening the event at Victoria and Bobby Ball at Clifton. Why not visit either of our main events to gain better insight into the various types of dementia.”


Raffle tickets go on sale Friday May 5 at Blackpool Victoria’s mezzanine and will be available at the Blue Skies Office, main corridor, Blackpool Victoria Hospital and at Clifton Hospital. Please follow our social media sites for further information: Twitter @BlackpoolHosp and @CliftonHospital and on each hospital’s Facebook pages.


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