Care of the Older Person

Nurse Specialist with elderly patient.

Visiting times:

Ward 23 – Care of Older Person – visiting is between 10am and 8pm

Ward 24 – Post acute Care Unit – visiting is between 10am and 8pm

Ward 25 and 26 – Care of Older Person (NOT CARE OF ELDERLY), visiting times are correct


Welcome to the Care for the Older Person area of the website.

Older adults are cared for throughout Trust in various areas depending on need. However, 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 aims of the wards are to promote and extend healthy active life of this age group 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 aim to promote independence by enabling our patients to get up and dressed during the day as soon as they are able to do so (#endPJparalysis). With this in mind we would like to request that all our patients have a set of comfortable clothes with them and well-fitting shoes or slippers, as well as their toiletries and any other items that may be required.

We welcome and encourage family involvement in planning our patient’s 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)

The three wards sit within the Unscheduled Care Division.  Each ward has a Ward Manager and Matron who are responsible for the overall care provided.

Ward 25: Sr. Johnson 01253 953425
Ward 26: Sr. Wimperis 01253 953426
Ward 2: Sr. Heath 01253 953402
Matron Sloan 01253 955315 or Bleep 669

Before leaving hospital, our patients are sometimes transferred to another hospital or unit for rehabilitation and discharge planning.  These areas include Clifton Hospital and the Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC).