Patients and Visitors

Facemasks must be worn in Clinical areas at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Seasonal respiratory viruses continue to circulate in the community but there has been a sharp reduction in cases of influenza and RSV.

COVID-19 case numbers have also fallen but inpatient numbers at BTH still exceed the threshold agreed by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board for relaxing mask-wearing in all areas.

Therefore mask wearing for colleagues, patients and visitors has been relaxed in non-clinical areas (such as offices and corridors) but must be worn in clinical areas.

Facemasks will be available to visitors upon arrival at our sites.


Visiting us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of acute hospital and community services to local residents and tourists each year. If you are planning a visit to one of our hospitals, there is a lot of information available on our website that you may find useful.

Think who can best help? If you are feeling unwell visit this page before travelling to Blackpool Victoria hospital. There maybe a more suitable alternative such as accessing your local pharmacy, GP surgery, Walk-in Centre and NHS 111.

Follow the links on the right hand side of this page for further information about our services and hospital sites.