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Wyre and Fylde CCG, Clinical Worker of the Year Award

And the winner is... Congratulations to Kayleigh Clitheroe our Therapy Manager, who today scooped up the Wyre & Fylde CCG, Clinical Worker of the Year 2015. The award was presented at the CCGs AGM. This is the first year the CCG has held the award ceremony and has...

Health Event, in Partnership with Fylde Coast Carers Centre

Thinking about your Health? In partnership with Carers Trust, Fylde Coast Carers Centre, and a part of carers Week 2015 we are holding a Health Event at our Bispham site, need advice or have a general query about your health and wellbeing come along and speak to one...

Spiral Health CIC is Lancashire’s SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

Spiral Health, the Fylde Coast social enterprise which runs two nurse-led hospitals for the NHS, has been awarded the title of Social Enterprise of the Year by SELNET (the Social Enterprise Lancashire Network Since April 2012, when it was the first social enterprise...

Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s the craze that’s spreading through social media, from Tom Cruise to David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston to Cheryl Cole, it’s the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’.  The ALS ice bucket challenge aims to raise awareness of this condition,  ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...

Volunteer Open Day

Have you got what it takes to be a volunteer? Could you help make a difference to a persons life? Looking for something rewarding to do? If its YES or even a Maybe...... then read on We are looking for Volunteers to help out at our units. from 1 hour to 10 hours per...

Summer Fair Fantatstic

The weather gave some concern but the rain held off as the amazing Spiral Health team (who were out in force) delivered a fantastic summer fair for visitors, family and patients.  amongst it all there was a cake stall, tombola’s, hook a duck, BBQ, Tresure Island, ...

Team Spiral Health Race For Life

Set in the shadow of the iconic Blackpool Tower, Some of the Spiral Health team undertook the ‘Race For Life’ fun run (or walk we are led to believe!) in aid of Cancer Research. The route took them along the Lower Promenade, bringing them back along the Upper...

Spiral Health CIC: Dementia Manifesto

Living Well With Dementia: A National Strategy The Spiral Health CIC Dementia Manifesto: 2014-2017 ‘Living Well With Dementia: A National Strategy’ is a 5 year governmental response to increased prevalence rates of people living with, or being diagnosed with,...

The power of free patient Wi-Fi

Patient Wi-Fi One of the comments made as a part of our patient feedback ‘Working Together for Change’ was that some patients who are currently staying with us would like to be able to access the internet via Wi-Fi. Many residents regardless of age or medical...

Healthy Hands, Healthy You

As a part of the Spiral Health Community Interest activities we have developed as a direct response to outbreaks in the community of stomach illness such as Norovirus, a new approach to teaching primary age children the benefits of maintaining health and hygiene...

Love Nursing?

Love nursing? Weʼd love to meet you At Spiral Health we have full-time, part-time and relief staff nurse posts available at our modern rehabilitation units in Bispham and Rossall in Blackpool. Recruitment events Join us at Bispham Rehabilitation Unit, Ryscar Way,...

Let’s talk about dementia

By Jason Flannigan-Salmon, Head of Operations and Quality, Spiral Health Our pledge for NHS Change Day on 3 March is that this year we will introduce voluntary dementia screening at our units. Many of our patients are older – they come to us for rehabilitation after...

Let’s talk about dementia

By Jason Flannigan-Salmon, Head of Operations and Quality, Spiral Health Our pledge for NHS Change Day on 3 March is that this year we will introduce voluntary dementia screening at our units. Many of our patients are older – they come to us for rehabilitation after...

CQC Unannounced Inspection, December 2013

On the 18th December 2013, Spiral Health CIC had an unannounced CQC inspection at our Bispham site (CQC are the National regulators of health services, their role is to monitor and check whether Hospitals, nursing and care services are meeting essential standards.)...

Tracey meets HRH Prince Charles

A Royal invite was extended to Tracey Bush Managing Director of Spiral Health CIC to meet HRH Prince Charles at Clarence House in London. This was just one part of being a finalist in the Nursing Times Award 2013. The visit took place just hours before Tracey and a...

Health Service Journal Awards 2013

There's such a buzz here at Spiral Health, not only is our nurse-led rehabilitation unit in Blackpool is a finalist in both the Care of older people category of the Nursing Times Awards 2013 But and here is the big BUT… We are also finalists in the Compassionate...

Nursing Times Award

The Nursing Times Award Panel has shortlisted Spiral Health for a fantastic award under the category of ‘Care of Older People’. Our Managing Director, Tracey Bush and our Clinical Director Cheryl Swan, wowed the judging panel with Spiral Health’s Patient Centred...

Enviromental Accomplishment

Amazing Tree related Facts, did you know? The largest individual tree in the world is the Giant Redwood called the "General Sherman", which has a height of about 275 ft. a girth of 25 ft and a volume of 52,500 cubic feet. The world's tallest tree is a Coast Redwood in...

Getting serious about patient feedback at Bispham hospital

Last week I had lunch with our patients. The food was good but the company was even better. The patients were so welcoming and they really seemed to enjoy the experience. The reason for this impromptu ‘captain’s table’ style lunch was that we’d had feedback that some...

Person-centred practices in a hospital setting

Something worth exploring? Hospitals are busy places with new patients admitted all the time, changes in shift patterns, temporary staff as well as the rotations of permanent nurses and doctors. Most people expect this but it doesn’t mean that a hospital can’t...

Spiral Health Nurse is finalist in UK Social Enterprise 2012 Awards

Zandra French works for Spiral Health CIC, Blackpool, Lancs and has been shortlisted for a Social Enterprise Award - A national competition, organised by Social Enterprise UK, recognises excellence in Britain’s growing social enterprise sector. Zandra French of Spiral...

Using Person-centred Practices to improve Stroke Services

Colin loves scuba diving. He had just returned from a recent holiday in the Red Sea when he suffered a stroke. While he is now well recovered, and slowly regaining use of his right arm and hand, he and his wife Jennifer experienced a number of issues they felt needed...

A little appreciation goes a long way

This time last year Spiral Health CIC was a newborn. In April 2012 our Bispham hospital unit had become the first NHS bed-based service to transform itself into a social enterprise. One year on, we are proud of our achievements and are focussed on an ambitious goal:...

Starting work on our patient-centred journey

Spiral Health runs a nurse-led rehabilitation unit near Blackpool called Bishpam Hospital. We specialise in intermediate care – the pathway between hospital and home – and the patients in our forty beds stay with us for between fourteen and sixteen days. In April 2012...