Blackpool hospital takes part in International Fraud Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been embracing International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) by highlighting issues of fraud committed against the NHS. IFAW promotes the importance of counter fraud work in all organisations and raises fraud awareness across all sectors. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been participating in the week by joining the NHS Counter […]

Open Days help boost nurse recruitment in Blackpool

Another successful recruitment event has been held recently at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to give staff an opportunity working in arguably the busiest areas in the hospital. The Unscheduled Care Division manages patients with unplanned care and covers a wide range of wards, including Intensive Care, the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical […]

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VACANCY: Clinical Non-Executive Director

The Trust is looking to recruit a replacement Clinical Non-Executive Director to the Board. The role of Clinical Non-Executive Director will be to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent clinical view on the Trust’s Strategy and Quality Strategy and to oversee the Trust implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance from a […]

A new chapter for Blackpool delivery suite manager

The maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has welcomed a new face to the team, Holly Martinez who is the new Delivery Suite Manager. Holly qualified as a midwife in 2005 and has worked at various hospitals in England, but she has now moved back to her roots and plans to enhance the birth experience […]

Joining together to support bereaved families in Blackpool

CARING staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and charities across the Fylde coast have supported the national Baby Loss Awareness Week campaign to support bereaved families. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place every October in the UK  and seeks to provide comfort and awareness to those who have been affected by losing a baby. An awareness […]

Presentation award for Blackpool Nurse Consultant

NURSE Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Trust, Sharon Mawdsley, received an award for the Best Oral Presentation at the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Conference. Sharon beat off tough competition to win this prestigious award which is judged by the IPS Scientific Programme Committee. Her presentation related to the Trust’s […]

CQC report highlights good care from staff

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Thursday, October 17th) released its report following an inspection of health services provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Overall, the Trust remains rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, with the CQC praising the kindness and compassion of staff and rating every single service as ‘GOOD’ or ‘OUTSTANDING’ for […]

A cuppa to raise funds for cancer in Blackpool

Macmillan Coffee mornings across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals help to raise £2,366.64 in funds for cancer patients. The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre hosted a coffee morning and staff working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital brought in their delicious cakes to enjoy a treat with colleagues whilst raising funds for an important cause. The games, cakes […]

Take a deep breath and plan for winter

As temperatures drop, health services are gearing up for the number of extra patients they see with lung conditions and urging patients to plan ahead. In winter, GPs see more people suffering from breathing complications and, according to the British Lung Foundation, there are almost 80 percent more respiratory admissions to hospital in  December, January […]