Side effects of the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination

  We have all seen the headlines around the use of the AstraZeneca Oxford Covid-19 vaccine and the concerns it causes blood clots. Understandably, this news has worried some people and over the past few weeks, Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a rise of people attending due to those concerns. Last month, the […]

ODP Lisa Howson

ODP: The best job you’ve never heard of?

Friday, May 14 is National ODP Day. Here, Trust colleague Lisa Howson writes a guest article on what she and her colleagues do and why their role is vital to the care of patients often at their most vulnerable time. You’re a what? You work in Outpatients? No, never heard of it! They’re the most […]

Stay safe and avoid waiting in A&E – Call 111 first

People on the Fylde coast who need urgent NHS care are being asked to contact NHS 111 either by phone or online before they decide to walk in to A&E. To ensure social distancing in the emergency department waiting areas people who do not need an ambulance are being asked to contact NHS 111 for […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Accelerating care across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Health care colleagues working in the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System have volunteered to be one of the first of a small number of areas in the country to formally ‘accelerate’ the restoration of services. Being part of this ambitious Government initiative is great news for patients in the region, particularly those whose […]

Imam Ashfaq Patel of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Reflecting on Ramadhan and Eid

As we conclude the final week of Ramadhan, the Chaplaincy department would like to take this opportunity to thank all managers, nurses and colleagues on behalf of our Muslim staff (who have fasted from dawn till sunset daily for the last four weeks) for the support and empathy you have shown. Many of you have […]

New Blackpool Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre opens for patients

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT), in collaboration with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, has launched a new Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre (MHUAC) in Blackpool. The MHUAC officially opened on 10 May and is located next to the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where work is underway to create an Emergency Village, enhancing […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals set up new Medical Examiner team

A new department has been set up at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in order to scrutinise all hospital deaths. The Medical Examiner System is a national system being rolled out across England and Wales. The Medical Examiner team, lead by senior doctors, ensure that all patient notes are reviewed, and a cause of death agreed between […]

Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

Suzanne Scholz  is the new Ward 4 Manager and comes to Clifton following 10 years working in a variety of private nursing homes. She said: “The NHS and private care homes do have similar issues, so I have hit the ground running here in Ward 4. We had a lot of patient activities in my […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Trust records no new Covid-positive inpatients

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has thanked the public for their support after recording no new Covid-positive inpatients since Saturday. While the Trust is still caring for four patients in hospital because of the long-term effects of Covid, we have recorded no new COVID-19 positive inpatients for the past five days. This is a […]

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Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry. Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, confirmed that the inquests are all people who died having been inpatients in the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He added: “The Trust has always and continues to fully support these […]