Cancer patients provided with space to reflect thanks to funding from local charities

Cancer patients can now attend hospital in a special environment after the Swallow’s Charity and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund joined forces to provide a quiet space. Patients treated for  specialist cancer care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital haven’t previously had an area to reflect on some recent bad news […]

Children’s artwork brightens up hospital ward for Christmas

YOUNGSTERS from a Marton primary school have brought some festive cheer to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Pupils from the St Nicholas Primary After School Club have presented some Christmas cards and drawings to Ward 37 to cheer up patients and staff over the Festive period. Health Care Assistant Lesley Wallis, who works on the ward, is […]

Leonard Curran Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

D-Day veteran commends hospital Remembrance memorial

A 95 year-old World War II veteran says a ground-breaking hospital memorial is a “fitting tribute’’ to those who lost their lives in the war. Leonard Curran, originally from Carlisle, was emotional at the sight of the Cloak of Poppies at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, which contains 22,000 handmade poppies. Leonard said: “It’s a fantastic memorial. […]

Join the National Elf Service!

This Christmas Blue Skies Hospitals Fund is encouraging patients, visitors and staff to join their National Elf Service. The charity want to raise elf-awareness during the run-up to the festive season by selling elves to help raise funds to enhance patient care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. And they hope you will become elf-obsessed with their […]