After five years of planning, last year a new Medical Enhanced Care Unit (MECU) opened at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Now, 12 months on, the team is celebrating the support that has been provided for respiratory patients who are being treated at hospital. Gail Watson, Directorate Manager for the Integrated Medicine & Patient Flow Division at… Continue Reading Medical Enhanced Care Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals celebrates first anniversary
Did you see our community occupational therapist John Darwen take on TV’s Gladiators on Saturday? He was one of four contenders who faced the resident superhumans in BBC1’s reboot of the 1990s strength and skill gameshow. John, 32, has been part of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Wyre Enhanced Primary Care Team since last August after graduating… Continue Reading Occupational Therapist John Darwen takes on TV’s Gladiators
People living in Lancashire and South Cumbria who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine have just two weeks left to get their jab. The autumn vaccination programme will come to an end on 31 January. Since it launched in September last year, more than 322,000 people in Lancashire and South Cumbria have received a vaccine… Continue Reading Just two weeks left to get your COVID-19 vaccine
Congratulations to Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Sunita Avinash who has been appointed as an interventional cardiologist consultant at the Lancashire Cardiac centre. Interventional cardiology deals with diagnosis and catheter-based treatments of heart artery disease. Sunita who has been with our Trust for 20 years, is the first female in Lancashire to hold this position and becomes… Continue Reading Dr Sunita Avinash becomes Interventional Cardiologist Consultant
An amber cold-health alert has been issued across the whole of the north west from now until midday on Friday 12 January as temperatures drop. Children, older people and other vulnerable groups can be particularly at risk in colder temperatures, while people with long-term health conditions, such as respiratory and heart conditions, may find that… Continue Reading Public urged to keep warm as health alert is issued amid temperature drop
Junior doctors in England are preparing for the longest strike in NHS history next week, and all hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria are expecting significant disruption. The industrial action from 7am on Wednesday, 3 January 2024 until 7am on Tuesday, 9 January is part of an ongoing dispute between junior doctors and Government over… Continue Reading Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS preparing for longest-ever strike
Hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria are preparing to face ‘significant pressure and disruption’ this Christmas with further strikes planned to take place. Unions have announced that junior doctors in England will once again be taking industrial action over a 72-hour period from 7am on Wednesday 20 December until 7am on Saturday 23, followed by… Continue Reading Hospitals face ‘significant pressure’ over festive period as further industrial action planned
Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, issued the following statement following the sentencing of Catherine Hudson and Charlotte Wilmot at Preston Crown Court today: “I understand that people are feeling concerned about the evidence heard during this case and want further assurance as to standard of patient care within the… Continue Reading Sentencing of Catherine Hudson and Charlotte Wilmot
With Christmas just around the corner, health professionals in Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging people to stock up their medicine cabinets and order repeat prescriptions in good time. Most GP practices and pharmacies will be closed or have limited opening hours over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, so making sure you have… Continue Reading Have you ordered your repeat prescription ahead of Christmas?
Sarah Sutcliffe, a community nurse team leader within Children’s Speech and Language therapy services, was recently awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. The honour was given to just 563 nurses across the country this year – a small fraction of the 700,000 registered nurses in the UK as a whole. Queen’s Nurses must complete a… Continue Reading Blackpool Teaching Hospitals children’s community nurse honoured with Queen’s Nursing award.