Facebook group donates hundreds of toys to Children’s Ward

A Facebook group set up to donate toys to a children’s ward has donated hundreds of gifts. The ‘Christmas Toy Appeal for Blackpool Victoria Children’s Wards’ group is run by Blackpool’s Michelle Green and Sue Ridley and was set up following an appeal for toys four years ago. Michelle, a part time carer, said: “I […]

NHS Library is officially one of the region’s best

          The Trust’s Library Service has booked its spot as one of the region’s best. The service has just received its annual The Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) accreditation score and has achieved 100% in its scoring for the first time. Debra Thornton, Knowledge and Library Services Manager, said: “There are […]

The Liverpool medical students brought smiles to the Children’s Ward

A GROUP of the Trust’s Liverpool students visited the Children’s Ward to bring the festive spirit to youngsters in hospital. The medical students wanted to bring the Christmas festivities to the Children at Blackpool Victoria and did so by dressing up as an Elf, Father Christmas and the Grinch. They visited the Children’s Ward before […]

Christmas market is full of festive fun

THERE was festive fun for all when the Trust’s Education Centre staff held their annual Christmas market this week. The Christmas markets were put together by the medical students and staff from the undergraduate team in the Medical Education department with all funds raised going to local charities Trinity Hospice, Brain House and Blue Skies […]

Spotlight on Community Dental Services – #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 Community Dental Services… The main sites are based in Blackpool’s Whitegate Health Centre and Morecambe Queen Victoria Centre with a number of satellite clinics across these […]

Crowds are wowed at second dementia Butterfly Ball

The second annual dementia Butterfly Ball has been hailed as a fantastic success. Held at Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel, guests were generous, buying raffle and bingo tickets to raise money for Blue Skies Hospital Fund’s Peace of Mind Appeal. The organisers have announced that so far the money raised from the two balls has now exceeded […]

Flying start for Fylde coast Health Academy

AN innovative new scheme to offer young adults the chance to gain first-hand experience of working in the NHS has got off to a flying start. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with St Mary’s Catholic College to launch a new Health Academy which will offer Fylde coast A level students an […]

How does your personality influence your child’s early sensory development?

PARENTS of young babies are being asked to take part in a research study to assess how their personality influences your child’s early sensory development. Ellie Smith, a PhD Student from Lancaster University, is looking into the effect parents’ personalities have on their infants’ early development and is running a large-scale study out of Lancaster […]