A pioneering new team for Clifton Hospital

CLIFTON Hospital has a new team that is bridging the gap between hospital and home for patients. The Clifton Outreach Support Team (COST) is the first service of its kind across the Fylde Coast and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was implemented as a pilot in December 2016 and has demonstrated successful outcomes […]

Are you a dementia carer? We would welcome your views at our public meeting

Are you a dementia carer? You can help the Trust to take it’s John’s Campaign plan forward by attending a public meeting at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May 8, from 3pm. In the meeting there will be an opportunity for you to share your personal experience of open visiting times with the rest of the participants […]

Clifton Hospital introduces brand new roles

For the first time in its 29 year history, the wards at Clifton Hospital have introduced the Advanced Practitioner role. Advanced Practitioners are registered Health Care Professionals who have acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice. Registered Nurse, Lisa Hall and Physiotherapist Danielle Eastwood, have been employed to […]

How YOU can play a part in the future of our Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants you to help it shape the future. The Trust is seeking candidates for nine Public Governor positions across the area and wants to hear from as many people as possible who are interested in having their say on how healthcare should be provided locally. The elections will be […]

Craig Holland

Craig’s Grand Trek for hospital charity

A BLACKPOOL man is fulfilling a long term wish and helping a local charity at the same time. Craig Holland, 53, a Technical Manager with the Glasdon Group, will be descending over 3,100 feet into the Grand Canyon on a trek to raise money for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s charity, Blue Skies Hospital Fund. […]

Parkinson’s disease volunteers raise awareness at Blackpool hospital

Volunteers from the local branch of the Parkinson’s UK charity held special awareness events at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week. Members of the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre branch of Parkinson’s UK were on hand to talk to patients, visitors and staff to give advice about the condition and also highlight the support available for those […]

Trust supports national dementia initiative and needs your views

A national campaign to help carers of people living with dementia  is being backed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust John’s Campaign is a nationwide initiative seeking improved access to hospital wards for carers. The campaign was founded in 2014 after the death of Dr John Gerrard. John was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and during […]

Visit your local Pharmacy+ Clinic this Easter

Health bosses in Fylde and Wyre are encouraging people to use their local Pharmacy+ Clinic to treat minor illnesses this Easter instead of making a GP appointment. Twenty eight pharmacies across Fleetwood, Thornton, Cleveleys, Poulton, Lytham, St Annes, Kirkham, Wesham and Freckleton currently offer the service. A list of pharmacies providing the service can be […]

Blackpool hospital’s charity fundraisers are good eggs

The Hint of Pink breast care charity and the Trust’s Blue Skies Hospitals Fund have benefited from a ‘Choc-a-Bola’ event at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Volunteers from Hint of Pink, which is based at the hospital’s Breast Care Centre, and Blue Skies staff held the fundraising event on the mezzanine at the hospital on Wednesday, April […]

Trucker who nearly died on M6 thanks cardiac centre team

A lorry driver who became gravely ill on the M6 has thanked the heart surgeon who saved him when he was just minutes from death. Douglas Coutts, 51, from Springburn in Glasgow, started to suffer chest pain when he was travelling south on the motorway with a fellow truck driver. At first he thought he […]