Letters - November 9, 2012

New Breast Care Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital
New Breast Care Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital
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I WAS recently admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for a bi-lateral mastectomy.

If I had any prior anxieties, they were soon dispelled by the wonderful attention I received on ward 15B.

I was privileged to have Mr Kiri as my consultant, who tends his patients from beginning to end.

My cancer nurse, Sarah Guilfoyle, does her job with great dedication and a wonderful sense of humour.

All the staff on the ward worked indefatigably day and night.

How privileged we are in Blackpool to have such a large and wonderful hospital on our doorstep – we must be the envy of other areas of the country.

People will always find reasons to complain. They will knock the hospital trust and the NHS.

But from the first-class experience of what Blackpool Victoria Hospital has to offer, we have the best consultants, doctors, nursing staff, admin and caterers and a host of unsung heroes who keep the engines running and the wheels turning day and night.

Not for the first time am I a very satisfied patient, and I wish Blackpool Victoria 
Hospital continued success for the future.


Somerset Avenue,


THE third annual Northern Festival of Remembrance attracted a full house at The Marine Hall, Fleetwood, and proved to be a wonderful 

A rousing start to the night was provided by The Band of the Kings Division under their director of music Captain James Marshall, who played brilliantly all night.

The show included some lovely singing by Ann Cookson and Peter Baldwin, and also featured the Barbara Jackson School of Dance and Shakespeare School Choir.

Two young stars of the future, Jessica Qualter and William Brimelow, performed a selection from Me and My Girl with great verve and personality.

Finishing with a moving Act of Remembrance, the show, which was splendily produced by John Shedwick, was a great tribute to our fallen heroes and raised money for the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre’s charities, Brian House Children’ Hospice, Help the Heroes and the Royal British Legion.


Devonshire Road,


I AM enjoying the TV show 999 What’s Your Emergency? on Channel 4 and think anyone with common sense knows any big town has problems like the ones shown.

However, one policewoman, although good at her job, wears so much make-up she looks like she is going on a night out.

It is not appropriate.


Whitegate Drive,