Blackpool hospitals issue urgent plea to patients over A&E visits

“Please leave the department free for EMERGENCIES ONLY”

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A hospital trust in Lancashire has issued an urgent warning as their A&E department copes with ‘extreme pressure’.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has urged people only to attend its emergency department in serious and life-threatening emergencies.

The trust looks after Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Clifton Hospital and Fleetwood Hospital.

Bosses issued the warning about the emergency department at via social this afternoon (May 31).

In a statement, they said: “Our A&E department is under extreme pressure today.

“Please leave the department free for EMERGENCIES ONLY. For non life-threatening conditions, visit www.111.NHS.uk.

“If you need to come to A&E, they will book you an appointment so you will be seen QUICKER.

“Don’t spend the weekend sitting in A&E if you don’t need to be there. Unless you need 999, contact NHS111. They can help you make the right choice.”

Dr Adeline Israel

She said: “We have been under tremendous pressure in the emergency department because of overcrowding.

“A lot of people have been attending to different needs. We do understand you needs and anxieties in presenting to the emergency department, but when it’s overcrowded we are not able to get to the emergency patients who need our attention immediately among those who don’t need it immediately.

“Please bear in mind that our staff have also returned back to work from the second wave of Covid back. We want to serve everyone in the right place at the right time.

“Hence, I urge you to please use NHS 111 to be triaged before you present to the emergency department.

“If you do present to the emergency department you will be triaged based on your medical condition and prioritised thus. You may be asked to wait to see the appropriate team.

“I would your you to please work together with us so that we have a safe and healthy population in our place. Thank you.”

 

Blackpool beach left strewn with rubbish by Bank Holiday visitors

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Blackpool residents have condemned the litter-bugs behaviour on social media and called it ‘disgraceful’ and ‘disgusting’

Rubbish left on Blackpool beach on Sunday

Rubbish left on Blackpool beach on Sunday (Image: BplBible/LancsLive)

Hordes of people piled into Blackpool on Sunday as the seaside town basked in the glorious Bank Holiday sunshine.

However residents and community volunteers have been left outraged after pictures showed large amounts of litter left strewn across the award-winning beach.The rubbish included plastic and glass bottles, food packaging and discarded buckets and spades used by families and children.

The actions of some irresponsible sunseekers near Blackpool Tower forced local clean up squads to leap into action to remove the mess.

It comes as more tourists are expected to flock to the coast today (May 31) on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Blackpool residents have condemned the litter-bugs behaviour on social media and called it ‘disgraceful’ and ‘disgusting’.

Lots of buckets and spades were left on the beach

Lots of buckets and spades were left on the beach

One person said: “Disgusting if you come to Blackpool clean up after yourselves the council should employ people to issue on the stop fines.”

Another wrote: “The beach has been lovely and clean during lockdown. Disgusting visitor’s treat the beach like this . It’s not hard to take your rubbish with you, after all they managed to carry it to the beach in the first place.”

A third said: “There are bins literally feet apart from each other right along. What the hell is wrong with people you lazy dirty inconsiderate rats?”

Another person said: “Nothing new there then it’s always the same.”

Blackpool Pleasure Beach launches major recruitment drive

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As the attraction gears up for the busy summer season, everything from gardeners to electricians and from receptionists to baristas is needed.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Image: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo)

2021 is a milestone year for Blackpool Pleasure Beach as the famous amusement park celebrated its 125th anniversary last month.

As coronavirus restrictions continue to be lifted the attraction has slowly but surely opened up its indoor and outdoor areas welcoming guests at a safe capacity.

As the world’s most ride intensive amusement park it also has shows, events, restaurants, bars and cafes and unique attractions plus two luxury hotels the Boulevard and the Big Blue.

This mean there’s a wide range of vacancies available in its new massive recruitment drive launched this week with a diverse range of job roles.

As the attraction gears up for the busy summer season, everything from gardeners to electricians and from receptionists to baristas are needed.

A spokesperson for Blackpool Pleasure Beach said: “Whether you want to work inside or outside, interacting with guests or behind the scenes, there is a world of opportunities for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

“Whether you are looking for a new career or simply a seasonal position, there is something for everyone, full or part time, seasonal or permanent.

“All staff members receive a number of benefits including a season pass for Blackpool Pleasure Beach during employment, free and discounted eTickets for family and friends, and discounts on retail and food and drink at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.”

The park is also home to an incredible ten rollercoasters including the UK’s first double-launch coaster ICON, Nickelodeon Land loaded with 12 rides and attractions, the world’s first Wallace & Gromit ride, Thill-O-Matic and home to the world’s only Red Arrows Sky Force ride.

All job vacancies at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and the on park hotels, are listed on the amusement park’s website. To view and apply, please click here.

Drunk man arrested at Preston railway station after causing problems on Blackpool train

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A man was arrested at Preston railway station after causing problems on a train from Blackpool.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the station at 6.40pm yesterday to meet the train coming from Blackpool North railway station.

They were responding to reports of a ‘drunk male causing problems’.

A spokesman for BTP said: “He was ejected from the station, but came back swearing at officers.”

The man was arrested at Preston railway station

The man was arrested at Preston railway station

The man was subsequently arrested and was charged this morning for being drunk and disorderly.

Blackpool RNLI called out to people cut off from tide and person is rescued near Comedy Carpet

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Blackpool’s RNLI team have been busy this bank holiday with a number of incidents involving people cut off by the tide

 

The lifeboat crews were called out just after 1pm to reports of people cut off by the tide between Blackpool and Fleetwood.

After helping make sure that everyone was safe, they headed back to the station but were flagged down near the Tower headland.

A young person had told the crews that their friend was in trouble near the Comedy Carpet.

Lifeboat crews after the rescue near Comedy Carpet - RNLI Blackpool
@RNLIBlackpoolLifeboat crews after the rescue near Comedy Carpet – RNLI Blackpool @RNLIBlackpool

A spokesman for Blackpool RNLI said: “They [the crews] quickly helped the casualty into the lifeboat, provided first aid treatment before taking the casualty to safety and handing over to North West Ambulance Service and Lytham Coastguard.”

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@RNLIBlackpoolThe crews were called out just after 1pm RNLI Blackpool @RNLIBlackpool