Patients’ data ‘not breached’, health boss confirms

People living across Blackpool and the Fylde coast have been reassured that recent potential security breaches in GP patient records have not affected the area.

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How fitness shaped up in resort in years gone-by

Blackpool has just hosted the annual, popular International Fitness Showcase at the Winter Gardens, where instructors, fitness professionals and exercise fanatics get together for a weekend of sweat and the all the latest training trends.

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Trinity Hospice in Bispham

Hospice boss ‘disappointed’ over decision to freeze funding

The boss at Brian House Children’s Hospice in Bispham said he is ‘disappointed’ funding from the government has not increased.

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A group of dads have helped renovate Palatine Library as part of the Better Start project.  Dads and supporters are pictured celebrating.

Dads lend a hand to encourage reading

Dads tested their DIY skills to come up with a novel way to encourage children to read.


Busker plays for dying woman in her final days at Trinity Hospice

A busker who travels round the country in his camper van stopped off at Trinity Hospice to play for a dying woman in her last few days of life.

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Stock image posed by a model

New service to help dementia patients

A new dementia service has launched across the area.

Jennifer Winnard won the Emerging Leader award

Health workers praised for their achievements

More than 350 healthcare workers gathered in celebration of their achievements.

Pamela Bailey presents the defibrillator from the Adam appeal to Blackpool Sixth Form College to Dave Williams one of the Lead Pastoral Mentors

Legacy gift is a real lifesaver

Saving lives is high on the timetable after Blackpool Sixth Form College was presented with a defibrillator.

Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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80 new nurses have been signed up to Blackpool Vic

Nurses from Philippines ready for Vic

Eighty Filipino nurses have been signed up to work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital following a recruitment drive in the Philippines, a meeting has heard.

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Treatment policies to be changed

All eight health commissioners across Lancashire are set to bring several policies into line to end disparity.

Midwife Lucy Atkins with Percy; midwife Sarah Banks with Ellie; healthcare assistant Kirsty Barcock with Ella, midwife Jenny Fogg with Oscar and Cathryn Parkinson with William

Mum is the word for five midwives

Midwifery staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been celebrating after five members of the same team all gave birth within weeks of each other.

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The 28-year-old has become an ambassador for Epilepsy Action

Pop princess Stacey McClean opens up about family battle

Blackpool’s pop princess Stacey McClean said her life changed forever when her beloved mum Leanne was diagnosed with epilepsy.

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Pupils at St Mary's learn about the Gulp challenge

Pupils urged to cut out the fizzy drinks

Young people in Blackpool are being urged to ditch fizzy drinks during March in a bid to encourage healthier lifestyles.

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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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A course run via the Healthier Fleetwood initiative.

Port’s health scheme brings course boost

A group aimed at improving people’s health in Fleetwood staged an event to help residents achieve health awards.

Casey and his toy

Casey reunited with toy thanks to hospital duo

A baby has been reunited with his favourite toy thanks to the kindness of two health care assistants at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Diana Hamilton, right, with mum Sally Naden (centre) and Heather Johnson

‘I’m not waiting to react - I’ve taken back control’

With a family history and a high risk of getting breast cancer in the future, Diana Hamilton, daughter of popular Lancashire radio personality Sally Naden, made the brave decision to have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure

Staff are to be transferred to a private company at Blackpool Vic to save tax.

Blackpool Victoria staff move will save £2.5m in tax

Around 180 members of staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be transferred over to a private company set up to save up to £2.5m a year in tax.

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YOUR VIEWS: Hornets’ nest set buzzing by disabled parking story

YOUR VIEWS: Hornets’ nest set buzzing by disabled parking story

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