Meet the team

Reverend Ian Baxter

The Rev. Ian Baxter is Team Lead.  He is a Christian Minister from the Baptist tradition. As well as looking after the Team and sitting on various hospital committees, he takes responsibility for Staff Training.  He has worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since 2008.

Reverend Clive Lord

The Rev. Clive Lord is a Team Chaplain.  He is a Christian Minister from the Anglican (Church of England) tradition and used to be a local vicar.  He helps to support the Chaplaincy Volunteer Team and is the Chaplain responsible for looking after Clifton Hospital.

Reverend Helen Houston

The Rev. Helen Houston is a Team Chaplain.  She is a Christian Minister from the Anglican (Church of England) tradition.  Helen is also the Chaplain at Brian House Children’s Hospice. Prior to Hospital Chaplaincy, Helen was a School Chaplain.

Father Andrew Dawson

Father Andrew Dawson is a Team Chaplain.  He is a Christian Minister from the Catholic tradition and the priest for the churches of Christ the King and St.Kentigern.  Prior to Hospital Chaplaincy, Father Andrew was a School Chaplain.

Imam Ashfaq Patel

Imam Ashfaq Patel is a Team Chaplain.  He is a Muslim and the Imam of Blackpool’s Mosque.  The longest serving member of the Department, he visits the hospital weekly and, as well as visiting patients, helps train staff in the care of Muslim patients.

Reverend Paul Berry

The Rev. Paul Berry is Chaplain to Trinity Hospice.  He is a Christian Minister from the Anglican (Church of England) tradition and a former vicar from London. Our chaplains work in partnership with Paul to ensure cross-site support for our palliative care patients.