Fylde coast safeguarding team shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

A FYLDE coast safeguarding team has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Health Setting Domestic and Sexual Abuse Safeguarding has been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. They have been shortlisted despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants. The […]

Local people reassured NHS services are safe

Health care leaders from across Lancashire and South Cumbria have come together to reassure patients it is safe for them to attend hospitals for operations and appointments. Planned operations and appointments are starting to return at hospitals across the region as the pressure of Covid-19 reduces and hospital bosses are urging people to make sure […]

Isolated patients find virtual comfort through technology

Isolated patients at a St Annes hospital have been keeping in touch with loved ones thanks to virtual technology and caring staff. Assistant Practitioner, Dawn Johnson, has been connecting with patients’ friends and family thanks to an iPad and Apple FaceTime in the Covid-19 isolation Ward 1 at Clifton Hospital on Pershore Road. Dawn said: […]

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. […]