A team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been praised for rolling out essential new software

Safecare roll-out team thanked

A team responsible for rolling out new staffing software to the Trust’s clinical nursing wards has been presented with a Going The Extra Mile Award. Jed Walton-Pollard, the Trust’s Deputy Director of Nursing, was nominated with his team by colleague Natalie Hill for their work on implementing and rolling out Safecare. Safecare is used to […]

Matron Amanda Singleton and Rosemere Chief Officer Dan Hill in the new Acute Oncology Triage Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Patients benefit as new triage unit up-and-running

A new unit helping care for cancer patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is receiving praise after opening during the pandemic to already support almost 300 patients, 80 per cent of whom would have otherwise ended up attending the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED). The new Acute Oncology Triage Unit, within the Oncology and Haematology Unit, is […]

Dr Billal Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Cardiac Consultant makes heart attack plea

Doctors at a leading cardiac centre are urging Fylde coast residents to recognise the signs of a heart attack so they don’t miss out on potentially life saving treatment. Dr Billal Patel, consultant cardiologist at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital believes a significant number of heart attack cases are going untreated as patients […]

Donna Hargreaves, Practice Development Sister at Clifton Hospital

First Practice Development Sister supports Clifton staff

Clifton Hospital has welcomed a new member to the team who will be supporting staff training across the Lytham St Annes site. Donna Hargreaves, Clifton’s first Practice Development (PD) Nurse, is now on hand to provide the same quality training and education opportunities as colleagues across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Donna has been […]

Mylene Freires is the Trust's new Nurse Consultant, based in the Haematology unit.

Nurse Consultant joins Haematology team

A specialist Nurse Consultant with a background advising on cutting-edge international health programmes has joined the team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Haematology department. Mylene Freires steps up from a role where she spent three years as the first Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) to be recruited to the hospital’s Haematology department. Prior to that she was […]

Some of the Ward 34 Nursing staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who have won a Going The Extra Mile award

Nursing team singled out for praise

Nursing staff on Ward 34 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have received a Going The Extra Mile award for their ‘outstanding care and attention.’ The staff have been nominated by colleagues in the Acute Response Team who praised them for their care and compassion. Sister Elizabeth Walsh of the Ward 34 nursing team, said: “It was […]

World class Blackpool NHS staff praised

A BLACKPOOL man who spent 84 days in hospital with Covid has praised the “world class’’ NHS teams who helped him return home. For Mr Tushar Das, the opportunity to continue his rehabilitation at home after falling ill with Covid-19 was a welcome return. Tushar had spent almost three months in Blackpool Victoria Hospital, including […]

Neil Berrigan of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been awarded the Going The Extra Mile award.

Neil praised for support and mentoring skills

Neil Berrigan, Clinical Skills Facilitator at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has won a Going The Extra Mile Award after being nominated by his colleagues. Neil, based in the Skills and Simulation team on the second floor of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, helps facilitate the rolling programme of training for clinical staff. Staff from across the Trust access […]

How Speech and Language therapists are helping Covid patients

PATIENTS recovering from Covid are being helped by a small group of specialist therapists at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ella Vickers, a Speech and Language therapist in the Trust’s Speech and Language Therapy team, is helping Intensive Care patients, including those with Covid-19, to be able to swallow food and drink once they […]