Care of the Older Person

Nurse Specialist with elderly patient.

Visiting times:

Wards 23, 25 and 26 – visiting is completely flexible between 10am and 8pm, although we have protected mealtimes between 12:30 and 13:30 for lunch and 17:30 and 18:30 for tea. We support John’s Campaign for carers, so please feel welcome to visit during our flexible visiting times.


We are very proud to have three areas within Blackpool Victoria Hospital that are solely focused on care for our older population – these are Wards 23, 25 and 26. The wards aim to promote and extend healthy active life of this age group as far as possible and to reduce frailty and dependency. Patients are admitted to the wards for a wide variety of reasons and often present with multiple diseases or conditions. The wards also provide specialised care of patients with cognitive impairment and use ‘The Butterfly Scheme’ to promote and provide individualised care.

We are actively promoting independence and love to enable our patients to get up and dressed during the day as soon as they are well enough to do so (see #endPJparalysis for further information). With this in mind, we would like to request that all our patients have well-fitting shoes or slippers and a set of comfortable clothes, as well as their toiletries and any other items that may be required.

We welcome and encourage family involvement in planning our patients’ care and encourage you to ask any questions you may have at any time. Please feel free to voice any concerns you may have to any of our nursing or medical staff or to the ward manager and we encourage your feedback. We would be grateful if you would complete a Friends and Family survey (available on the ward).

Each ward has a ward manager and matron who are responsible for the overall care provided.

Ward 23: Sr. Love 01253 953423
Ward 25: Sr. Johnson 01253 953425
Ward 26: Sr. Smith 01253 953426
Matron Jennings 01253 955315 or Bleep 669