Mum’s cancer support group will offer fun and friendship

A patient from Blackpool Victoria Hospital is launching a new charity to give positive support to people affected by cancer. Mum of two, Sarah Colledge from Blackpool, will host the ‘Positive Peers’ group meetings on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm at Staining Community Centre. Sarah, 38, who is being treated for cancer by Blackpool Teaching […]

Team honoured for referring patients to stop smoking service

A hospital team has been honoured for referring more than 50 patients to a stop smoking service within the space of a month. The team on the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has won an award for their Outstanding Contribution to the Inpatient Tobacco Service. Chris Lewis, Inpatient tobacco […]

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Angel bells helps parents cope with grief

However brief, a baby’s life is always cherished. The memory of tragic infants, miscarried, born asleep or who have lived for only hours, days or weeks, will remain with their parents forever. And Christmas is often a difficult time for bereaved parents. An annual remembrance service, organised by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helps […]

Daughter nominates end of life educator for special award

When Lisa Donoghue’s dad was dying there was one person in particular who helped to bring her back from the brink of despair. Lorraine Tymon went far beyond her role as an End of Life Educator for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, giving comfort, reassurance and love to Lisa and her family. Lisa was so grateful to […]

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Learning on both sides as the kids takeover hospital

Children from across the Fylde Coast were given the chance to take over the running of hospital services as part of the national Takeover Day campaign last week. For the third year, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust allowed children and young people access to key decisions makers around the Trust as part of the […]

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Blackpool NHS Trust grows its own staff

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is investing in its future by giving work opportunities to people in the local community. The Trust is building an excellent workforce for tomorrow by offering apprenticeships in all areas of the hospital. “Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers in the NHS and give an excellent training opportunity […]

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Campaign hopes to put organ donation on track

Scroll down for video TWO inspirational Fylde coast women have become the faces of a campaign designed to make people talk about organ donation. A pair of specially branded trams have been unveiled to promote awareness of organ donation along the famous coast for the next year. The trams both feature Jo Haythornthwaite and Rosie […]

Young mum urges all to attend cancer ‘listening’ event

A young mum who has been living with cancer for nearly three years is backing a special event for people affected by the disease. Sarah Colledge, 37, from Blackpool, says the ‘Cancer Listening Event’ on September 22 in Blackpool will give Fylde coast residents a chance to shape the future of services. The event is being organised by […]

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Sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues

Smokers on the Fylde coast are being urged to sign up to Stoptober, the country’s 28-day mass quit attempt to receive support and encouragement every step of the way from some of the nation’s top comedians. And to stand an even better chance of quitting, they are encouraged to sign up with their friends, family […]

End of Life team wins national Patient Safety Award

A coveted national award for End of Life Care has been won by a team from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust‟s End of Life team scooped the award at the annual Patient Safety Awards at the International convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Monday, July 7. Team members have worked tirelessly over […]