All smiles at anniversary celebrations

Adele Drew, Tricia Finn, Christine Pinfold and Anne Clark
Adele Drew, Tricia Finn, Christine Pinfold and Anne Clark

MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys Paul Maynard was the special guest at the fifth anniversary celebrations of Spiral Heath.

The Fylde coast community interest company – which has its head office in Wesham – was set up in 2012 and started off taking over the running of Bispham Intermediate Care, on behalf of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust. It has since grown to include a therapy service, an intermediate care centre in Preston and – with the Eric Wright group – opened Bispham Gardens care home at the old Bispham nurse-led unit site, on Ryscar Way. Bispham Gardens offers nursing, continuing health care, palliative and dementia care. It also has a cafe, hairdressers and nail bar – open to the public. Paul Maynard cut the ribbon to officially declare it open at the anniversary party, although the first patients arrived a few months ago.

Helen Kay, Norma Rodgers and Ilayne Jones

Helen Kay, Norma Rodgers and Ilayne Jones

As a community interest company, Spiral Health’s staff own the company, and money made goes back into benefiting the community.

Tracey Bush, chief executive, said it had been a great anniversary celebration.

“Bispham is really important to us, because that’s where started off. We are really excited to get Bispham Gardens up and running.”

Mary Kay and Norma Jeffrey

Mary Kay and Norma Jeffrey

Sophie Halsall and Heather Halsall

Sophie Halsall and Heather Halsall

Mary Pexton and Audrey Kellett

Mary Pexton and Audrey Kellett

Jenny Frary, Kayleigh Clitheroe and Wendy Stevenson

Jenny Frary, Kayleigh Clitheroe and Wendy Stevenson

Eric Watson, Paula Barker and Jason Woodhouse

Eric Watson, Paula Barker and Jason Woodhouse

Emma Chilvers, MP Paul Maynard, Sue Ferguson, Tracey Bush and Sophie Smith

Emma Chilvers, MP Paul Maynard, Sue Ferguson, Tracey Bush and Sophie Smith