Blackpool hospital forced to make £21m of savings

Bosses at Blackpool Victoria Hospital say they will be forced to make £21m of savings this year amid a shortfall in government funding.

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Yesterday and today, from left, James, Tom and Chris Poyner

Bodybuilding is a real family affair

Brothers who reached the top of the natural body building world are to compete together in the same competition.

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Aesthetic Dental Solutions in Victoria Road West, Cleveleys (Google)

Dentist suspended for 12 months after failings

A Cleveleys dentist has been suspended for 12 months for a series of failings.

Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Dancers get on the floor at Dancing With Dementia

Taken back in time for ballroom fun

Hundreds of people with dementia and their carers joined forces to be taken back in time at Blackpool’s annual Dancing With Dementia event.

Simon Tucker A&E consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Vic’s A&E department given £1m cash boost

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is to receive an extra £1 million funding from the government.

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Kevin Toole

Fylde and Wyre patients urged to use internet

People visiting their doctors in Fylde and Wyre this week will be given demonstrations of how to book appointments and order prescriptions over the internet.

Coun Christine Wright

Blackpool dementia hub to give support

A new initiative offering support for people worried about their memory has been launched in Blackpool.

More than 10-people-a-week are diagnosed with diabetes on the Fylde coast

Bid to tackle huge rise in diabetes on Fylde coast

Health chiefs are rolling out plans to tackle the growing diabetes problem on the Fylde coast.

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Technician Janette Williams (right) tests a sample of water at a United Utilities laboratory in Warrington, to check for traces of the microscopic bug cryptosporidium

Water firm in dock over crypto saga

Water provider United Utilities is being taken to court for the cryptosporidium incident in Lancashire almost two years ago.

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Could you give blood?

Call to recruit extra blood donors in Lancashire

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lancashire to start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts on Monday..

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Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has confirmed that Rydon Maintenance - a subsidiary of the Rydon Group - currentlyprovides facilities management to around 780 buildings on behalf of the Trust including Guild Lodge in Preston and the Harbour in Blackpool.

Group at centre of London blaze investigation has Lancashire NHS contract

A group which refurbished the London tower block devastated by a huge inferno was contracted to carry out fire safety services in hundreds of NHS buildings across Lancashire, it has been revealed.
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Trust ‘could have learned from 20 deaths’

Blackpool’s hospital trust could have learned from 20 patient deaths, an audit carried out last year showed.

St Annes YMCA Pool and Gym

£100,000 upgrade for seafront gym

Fylde Coast YMCA is spending £100,000 on upgrading the fitness facilities at St Annes’ swimming pool and gym.

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Mums protested about the changes last week

'More mums will benefit from specialist support'

More mothers will get personal support to help them with feeding their new born baby under a new Blackpool Council scheme.

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Poulton Civic Centre

Work to boost health in borough is praised

Work being done to help boost the health of Wyre’s ageing population has been praised in an independent report.

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Hospital training programme accredited

Hospital training programme accredited

A ‘pioneering’ hospital training programme, aimed at helping nurses ‘gain skills quickly and effectively’, has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Parents were sent this letter on Friday

Raw fish served at Blackpool school

Raw fish was served to infant age children at a Blackpool school.

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Emma Sylvester

Huge rise in benefit queries at Fylde coast advice centre

Volunteers at Fleetwood’s Citizens’ Advice Service have seen cases of benefits inquiries double in the past month.

Greta with Mr Hearty

Blackpool nurses put their big heart into it

A ‘hearty’ character was the special guest at a research awareness event for the public and staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital yesterday.

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