Volunteers to provide support for those caring for those with cancer

A volunteer who lost her husband to cancer is helping to lead an innovative new programme to offer support and guidance for those who care, or have cared, for someone with the disease. While there is a wide range of both physical and emotional support for those patients directly affected by cancer, it is sometimes […]

A new member has joined the BTH Swan Team

Swan Team welcomes new support worker

The Trust’s Swan Team has grown with the addition of Lucy Brockhill as Support Worker for Maternity Services. The Swan Team is the Trust’s End of Life and Bereavement Care Team. Both Maternity and Bereavement Services have worked together to develop the new role, which will see Lucy join Megan Murry, the team’s Bereavement Nurse […]

Local MP Scott Benton visits BTH

MP hails the work of Blackpool’s ground-breaking Clinical Research Centre

Blackpool South MP Scott Benton has said that medical trials being spearheaded by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Research Centre could play a key role in eliminating health inequalities in the town. The centre, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, includes one of the country’s five National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) […]

Operation Provide marks second anniversary

Police operation supporting domestic violence victims reaches two-year anniversary

A police operation which sees police officers responding to domestic abuse reports alongside a trained NHS domestic abuse specialist has been successfully running for two years. Operation Provide was launched in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when people were advised to stay at home. The operation continues to run across Blackpool, Fylde, […]

Blackpool surgeon made trustee of prestigious society

A cardiothoracic surgeon and clinical lead at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been made a trustee of one of the UK’s most prestigious cardiothoracic societies. Mr Manoj Purohit, Thoracic Surgery clinical lead and Consultant Surgeon at the Trust has been made an executive trustee at The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS). […]

Apprentice ODPs Tammy Clemson, Richard Taylor, Sam Martin and Harry Ferguson

Celebrating our Operating Department Practitioners

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are often the unsung heroes of operating theatres. Saturday, May 14 is National ODP Day and is a chance to profile some of these incredible people and the vital work they do every day. ODP work spans three main areas of theatre: Anaesthetics – working closely with the anaesthetist and when […]

Nursing – The best profession in the world

On International Nurses Day, Pete Murphy, Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP & Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the opportunity to celebrate what he calls ‘the best profession in the world’. The Trust is enjoying a day of celebration and appreciation for our brilliant nursing community and taking a moment to recognise their achievements, […]

Chief Executive opens new clinic

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child was guest of honour last month as the Sexual Health Service opened a new clinic at Fatima Health Centre in Preston. The region’s sexual health clinics have been provided at Royal Preston Hospital since 1991 during which time the service has increased the availability of appointments and now […]

Trust Director Steve Christian

Trust welcomes new director

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has appointed experienced NHS leader Steve Christian as its Director of Strategy and Transformation.  Steve joins from Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust where he was a board member, serving as Chief Integration Officer. Prior to that he held roles within the NHS including Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer […]

Statement from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Below is a statement from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in relation to today’s news from Lancashire Constabulary. Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with all of the families involved with and connected to the case, which has been ongoing for a significant period […]