Update on Visiting the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently relaxed some visiting guidelines on inpatient wards, which can be found here.

However, please be aware that visiting or accompanying people to the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital remains restricted.

You can only accompany or visit people seeking or receiving treatment in the Emergency Department if they have:

  • Mental health needs
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Communication challenges such as visual or hearing impairment
  • Or English is not their first language

In addition any child under the age of 18 can have one nominated parent or carer accompany them to the Emergency Department.

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