A fabulous farewell for our Darling nurse

  Specialist Cancer Nurse, Liz Darling, bid farewell to her colleagues last week at her retirement party. Liz has worked for the NHS for an amazing 46 years. Work friends, old and new, came to see Liz and wish her well. Sarah Burchett will be replacing Liz as Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist. She said: […]

Find your nearest group to take part in #TheGreatBTHKnit

If you would like to join in #TheGreatBTHKnit to donate some knitted or crocheted poppies for next year’s WW1 Centenary art installation, we are urging knitting groups to get in touch. We are compiling a list of locations for participants to join to knit poppies and make new friends. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust needs […]

Spotlight on CAT unit – #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 Combined Assessment and Treatment (CAT) Unit. The CAT unit was formed in June 2016 and offers care across the Short Stay Ward and Acute Medical Unit […]

Long-serving NHS staff honoured at a special ceremony

Staff with more than 5,500 years of NHS experience we’re honoured at a special ceremony this week. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held its annual long service for those with more than 20 years’ NHS service and staff achievement awards. Trust Chief Executive,  Wendy Swift, said: “This is always a special event for us […]

Dementia-friendly crockery provided for wards, thanks to fundraisers

  DEMENTIA patients across the Fylde coast are to benefit from bespoke cutlery and crockery thanks to a major donation from hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. The charity has donated £10,000, raised by staff and individuals, in order to purchase a large number of specialist sets of crockery to help dementia patients eat and […]

Hospital staff promote international domestic abuse campaign

STAFF at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust showed their support for this year’s campaign to tackle abuse against women and girls. Lisa Lonsdale, Safeguarding Practitioner Children and Adults, and Stacey Simpson, Independent Domestic Violence Adviser joined forces with Coun Graham Cain from Blackpool Council to raise awareness of the international White Ribbon campaign. Often […]

Blackpool Victoria to host careers event to students across the Fylde Coast

YOUNGSTERS across the Fylde coast are being offered the chance to get an insight into the wide range of jobs available in the NHS. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a careers evening aimed at Year 12 and 13 students in education at sixth form or college. The careers evening will take place […]

New cardiac treatment is a boost for Lancashire residents

HEART patients from across the county are being offered another ground breaking treatment by experts Dr Shajil Chalil and Dr Khalid Abozguia, Consultant Cardiologists and Cardiac Electrophysiologists, at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre. Patients who have atrial fibrillation, otherwise known as abnormal heart rhythms, are now able to access a technique called cryoblation which restores normal heart rhythms […]

Help us aid #dementia patient care by taking part in a special event

Money raised for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind Appeal, has been aiding dementia patient care. Items such as dementia-friendly signs and clocks plus specially painted bays, doors and even a dementia-friendly garden, all help a stay in our hospitals for those living with dementia.   YOU can help continue providing dementia-friendly environments by […]

YOU can help shape cancer care on the Fylde coast

FYLDE coast residents who have been affected by cancer are being invited to a special event to give their views on how care can be improved. Earlier this year a survey was completed by local people with cancer and health experts have organised the event, at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on December 7, to […]