Clifton Hospital welcomes new Advanced Practitioners

  Clifton hospital has welcomed new Advanced Practitioners for the first time. Lisa Hall and Danielle Eastwood, have undertaken the two year Advanced Practitioner Programme at the hospital in Lytham in St Annes, part of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Lisa, a registered nurse and Danielle, a physiotherapist, will soon be joined by two […]

Spotlight on the Trust’s Directorate Support Managers – #MyBTH

As part of our #MyBTH campaign, we are highlighting individuals, teams or services that have an important role within the Trust. Here we look at the Scheduled Care Directorate Support managers… The role of the Scheduled Care Directorate Support managers (DSM) is to support the clinical and administrative teams to deliver real time benefits in […]

Easy poppy making guides for our #GreatBTHKnit

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are asking for at least 30,000 poppies to be made and donated for an extra special art installation to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1 next year. We are asking groups and individuals to get involved and make a poppy either crocheted or knitted – the […]

Mum praises baby unit on #WorldPrematurityDay

A YOUNG mum has praised staff from Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Neonatal Unit. Today is World Prematurity Day which is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families. On 17 November every year the charity, Bliss, comes together with partners from around the world to […]

Health and wellbeing day is a great success

The Trust held one of its most successful ever staff health and wellbeing days this week. Staff and visitors to Blackpool Victoria Hospital were able to access advice on a host of topics including healthy weight, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and mental wellbeing at the latest in the regular Trust-wide events. Staff from the Trust’s […]

Inspirational Trust Mentors Honoured

A HOST of inspirational Trust mentors were honoured at a special recognition event. For the first time students from across the Trust were asked to nominate mentors and teams who had inspired them while on placements for awards sponsored by the RCN Lancashire West Branch. The event was organised by the Practice Education Facilitator Team. […]

Trust staff back World Diabetes Day

STAFF from the Trust joined forces with Diabetes UK staff and volunteers to help promote World Diabetes Day at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today. World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14th every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes. Comprising hundreds of campaigns, activities, screenings, lecture, […]

Our Darling cancer nurse set to retire after more than 40 years’ service

A Blackpool nurse is set to retire after a lengthy nursing career. Elizabeth Darling, who works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as an Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist, will have completed 46 years’ service later this month. Liz started studying at the Whinney Heys site in 1971. She lived in the nurses’ quarters until she qualified […]

Spotlight on the Trust’s Patient Relations team – #MyBTH

  As part of our #MyBTH campaign, we are highlighting individuals, teams or services that have an important role within the Trust. Here we look at the role of the Patient Relations team… The Patient Relations team work from a small room off the mezzanine floor of the hospital and are part of the Patient […]

Would you like to join our Influence Panel?

Are you interested in improving health care at your local hospital? Can you work effectively with other people? Would you be happy to share your experiences of our services? If the answer is yes to all of the above, we would like to hear from you! The purpose of the Influence Panel is to create […]