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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway officially opens hospital unit

Blackpool Victoria Hospital Surgical Unit
Image caption The unit has 61 beds for in-patients

A new £40m surgical unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been officially opened by the manager of Blackpool Football Club, Ian Holloway.

The three-storey unit has 10 operating theatres, a day care centre and 61 beds for in-patients, half of which are in single rooms with en-suites.

The Seasiders' manager toured the new development and met staff and patients at the unit.

He unveiled a plaque to commemorate its opening on Monday afternoon.

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