Construction work begins on innovative endoscopy unit

Work has started on a new gastroenterology facility which will ensure endoscopy patients at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have a shorter waiting time for procedures. The new modular unit is being installed at Blackpool Sports Centre in Stanley Park, the next phase of a partnership between the local hospital Trust and Remedy Healthcare Solutions, which will […]

New demonstration doll to prevent harm to new babies.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals team purchases new demonstration doll to prevent harm to new babies. Families will be taught about the dangers of shaking a baby thanks to a new scheme from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The Trust’s Family Nursing team recently purchased their first ‘Shaken Baby Demonstration Models’, to accompany them on visits with new families […]

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App transforms Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service’s care

A new app is helping to transform the care patients receive from the Trust’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service. Working within the wider Respiratory speciality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team is a community service for adults with chronic respiratory conditions. With more than 70% of referrals coming from Primary Care, the team plays a […]

Trust appoints three new NEDs

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust are pleased to welcome three new non-executive directors (NEDs) to the board. The newly appointed NEDs are Fergus Singleton, Robby Ryan and Carl Fitzsimons. Fergus joins the Trust from the defence industry where has worked at British Aerospace having joined as an apprentice in the 1980s. He has a wealth of […]

SDEC showing early signs of success

The Trust’s all-new Same Day Emergency Care unit opened its doors at the beginning of September and has already had a positive impact on healthcare in the region. The unit, which opened on Monday 5 September as part of the Emergency Village development at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, benefits both patients and the wider healthcare system […]

Smokers encouraged to join Stoptober

Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join more than 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched a decade ago in 2012. Nearly 6 million adults in England still smoke, and it remains the single biggest behavioural cause of preventable death, with 64,000 deaths a […]

Lancashire Cardiac Centre Celebrates 1000th TAVI

Pioneering teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s cardiac centre of excellence are celebrating a significant milestone after performing their 1000th TAVI procedure. Cardiologists at Lancashire Cardiac Centre began performing TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) procedures in 2008 as an alternative to open heart surgery. Prior to 2008 most heart valve procedures involved a three-night stay in […]

Blackpool Tower turns pink for Organ Donation Week

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is using light to help save lives by turning the Blackpool Tower pink in support of Organ Donation Week. Councils, business, hospitals and community groups around the country are turning their buildings pink, which is the colour of the country’s ‘Yes I Donate’ organ donation campaign, to inspire people to tell their […]

Transfer Of Care Hub: One Year On

As Blackpool Teaching Hospitals continues to tackle the complexities and challenges of discharging patients in a safe and timely manner, one team has been at the heart of solving that problem, and this month they celebrated their first anniversary at the Trust. The Transfer of Care Hub is a multi-disciplinary team of Health and Social […]

ODP apprentices photographed as a group

ODPs first in Trust to complete Apprenticeship Programme

Kerry Johnston, Richard Taylor and Sam Martin were the first Apprentices in the Trust to start the new Apprenticeship route into the ODP profession. 3 years on, they are now the first cohort of any Apprenticeship group within the Trust to complete their programme. The Operating Department Practitioner or ODP plays a pivotal role in […]