Fleetwood Trust would like the port’s residents to help come up with a new name for the hospital building that reflects its future purpose.
Father Alf Hayes, one of the Trustees said: “We thought we should throw it out to the community to come up with a good name, something that will reflect the values of what the new facility will be.”
The Trust purchased the building from previous owners Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a community asset. Much of the building on Pharos Street has been empty for several years after two rehabilitation wards were closed a decade ago. But the Trust’s vision is to breathe new life into the building and to create a one-stop facility which would benefit the whole community. The spacious interior needs work but it’s already kitted out with a kitchen including walk-in chillers and ovens. One idea for the centre is to provide cooking tuition to promote healthy eating. It is hoped that will be completed as soon as possible.
Fleetwood Food Bank and the Mustard Seed Group will work together and be centred at the new premises and other organisations and counselling services could also benefit from using the centre.
“We are looking for a name that isn’t clinical or institutional,” said Fr Alf. “an affectionate term which reflects our ethos is what we are looking for.”
To suggest a name please contact the Trust.