UNISON Learning Reps are celebrating national award

BLACKPOOL Victoria Hospital’s Unison Learning Representatives have been celebrating national recognition. Jane Eyre and Beverley Herring, who run staff learning sessions and events, have won the Union Learning Representatives (ULR) award for numeracy. Last year, the duo, in partnership with the National Numeracy charity, asked all staff to undertake an attitudinal survey and staff on […]

Young helper gets praise from social movement, Camerados

LOCAL youngster Maia Stewart-Gee has been praised by social movement Camerados. Instead of playing at lunchtime, the seven year-old has been befriending and helping pupils at her school and recruiting them to the kindly cause. Camerados, who currently have a tepee in the foyer of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, started with a belief in a simple […]

Shortlist announced for Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards

With more than 500 nominations our judges had a difficult task selecting their shortlist for this year’s Trust recognition awards, Celebrating Success. The panel members were impressed with the outstanding quality of entries which made selecting a top three in each category exceedingly difficult. The Patients’ Award attracted the largest number of entries with 200 […]

Clifton Hospital patients enjoy movement sessions as part of arts project

A performance team which aims to increase awareness of dementia, has been working at Clifton hospital. The Dare to Be Great project, put together by Fable Arts, in partnership with Ludus Dance, aims to foster greater awareness and understanding of what’s it’s like to live with dementia through a piece of physical theatre. The piece […]

Hospital charity making Blue Skies gold this weekend

A hospital charity is aiming to make Blue Skies gold at a local waterpark. This Saturday, July 22, the team are running ‘Make the Blue Skies Gold’ event outside Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark from 10am-2pm Blue Skies Hospital’s Fund, the charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, raises money to aid patient care. They’re hoping […]

Hospital library helps reduce missed appointments

  BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospital Library and Knowledge Service has helped reduce missed appointments known as DNAs (did not attend), across several services. Physiotherapy MSK Services, mental health, podiatry, contraception, diabetes and sexual health services all had quite a high rate of missed appointments. Head of Therapies, Nick Lane, was nominated to investigate through the Adult […]

Blackpool hospital praised for innovative working

Lord Carter, author of the Carter Review into NHS productivity, visited Blackpool Teaching Hospitals today and said the rest of the country could learn from the innovation happening at the Trust. Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yq4_fHgdSs During his visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lord Carter heard about innovative working practices within the Trust’s procurement department and visited […]

Local jewellers have hearts of gold for helping hospital charity

GENEROUS Beaverbrooks the Jewellers teams have raised over £2000 for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Learning and Development and Customer Services team at Beaverbrooks’ head office in St Annes, have donated the cash because of personal experiences at two departments in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Customer Service […]