New Year fun for hospital patients

Spiral Health CIC Centre in Bispham staff on duty and patients having to stay in hospital over New Year enjoyed a rousing version of Auld Lang Syne to see in 2014.'Pictured L-R: Healthcare Assistant Candice Knowles, Joyce Weston, Healthcare Assistant Natasha Taylor, and Elsie Giller.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-12-2013

Spiral Health CIC Centre in Bispham staff on duty and patients having to stay in hospital over New Year enjoyed a rousing version of Auld Lang Syne to see in 2014.'Pictured L-R: Healthcare Assistant Candice Knowles, Joyce Weston, Healthcare Assistant Natasha Taylor, and Elsie Giller. PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-12-2013

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They weren’t at home to see in the New Year, but that doesn’t mean patients in Blackpool didn’t celebrate 2014.

At Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Spiral Health Care CIC rehabilitation unit in Bispham, patients were able to spent time with their family and loved ones on January 1.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital staff on duty and patients having to stay in hospital over New Year took time out to plan their 2014.'Pictured with a 2014 calendar are L-R: Staff Nurse Laura Jones, Healthcare Assistant Stephanie Aspinall, and Orthopedic Ward patient Ross Leatham from South Shore.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-12-2013

Blackpool Victoria Hospital staff on duty and patients having to stay in hospital over New Year took time out to plan their 2014.'Pictured with a 2014 calendar are L-R: Staff Nurse Laura Jones, Healthcare Assistant Stephanie Aspinall, and Orthopedic Ward patient Ross Leatham from South Shore. PIC BY ROB LOCK'31-12-2013

At Spiral Health on Ryscar Way, patients were also treated to special meals throughout the day.

Sister Lesley McKittrich said: “We were full on New Year’s day – all our 40 beds were occupied.

“Our patients had a full cooked breakfast in the morning, a special lunch and a buffet tea.

“We also had a lot of family members in and those patients who were able got to spend some time out with their loved ones.”

Sister Lesley said most of the patients were in bed for the turn of the year, but enjoyed a games afternoon on New Year’s Day.

At Blackpool Vic, orthopaedics patients on ward 34 toasted the new year before bedtime with a cup of tea.