National praise for Fylde coast hospital Play Specialist

A HOSPITAL Play Specialist has been praised for providing an “exceptional’’ account reflecting on the work she undertakes as part of the paediatrics team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Leanne Lamb, who works in the children’s unit at the hospital, has been commended by the Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust (HPSET) for producing an exceptional account […]

Seamstresses to the rescue to provide scrubs for NHS staff

More than 100 sewing stars answered a call from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to make much-needed scrubs during the Covid-19 outbreak. Following a shout out on Facebook, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Representative and Staff Side Chair, Maggy Heaton, was inundated with offers of help. Maggy said: “The Covid crisis brought about a […]

Help the NHS celebrate its 72nd birthday

On Sunday, 5 July the NHS will celebrate its 72nd Anniversary and this year the NHS is focussing the celebration on regular people who have shown the spirit of the NHS by caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS will be taking the opportunity on its birthday to applaud everyone that has shown […]

Stay safe as lockdown guidance changes

As lockdown eases due to the continuing fall in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates local organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding residents of the best ways to stay safe, reduce the risk of spreading the virus and save lives.   From 4 July, the new government guidelines will allow more businesses to open, two […]

World Famous Designer supports Fylde Coast NHS staff

Kelly Hoppen MBE designs dedicated space for Intensive Care staff Award winning British interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, has redesigned a break room for the Intensive Care staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, creating a calm space for staff to rest and regroup. The Dragons Den TV star. was approached by the hospital’s Engagement Manager, Susanna […]

Lancashire Sexual health services progress during Covid pandemic

The community sexual and reproductive health services cater not only to patients from the Blackpool area, but throughout Lancashire too. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us in the NHS. However the Sexual Health services have risen to this challenge and staff have adapted well to new ways of working. […]

Trust and Council work together to help youngsters learn

A PARTNERSHIP between the Trust and Blackpool Council has helped youngsters in the Happy Days Emergency Childcare Club with their learning. Staff in HPEC approached the Trust’s IT department to see if they could use computers to access online learning material such as the BBC Byte Size programme but due to security and IG issues […]

Hospital Trust bring a sense of Pride to NHS staff

Fylde coast NHS staff are being encouraged to support the LGBT+ community by taking part in the NHS Virtual Pride day. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a social media takeover to mark Pride on Friday, June 26. Content on the day will be made up of staff selfies with Rainbow Badges, requests […]

Staff presented with personalised stones

STAFF on the Surgical Assessment Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have recently been presented with some beautifully hand painted personalised stones. More than 40 stones were created by Stacey Andrews, an ICU Nurse based in Preston who was given a picture of all staff members on the ward and provided a bespoke hand painted stone […]