Trust and Council work together to help youngsters learn

A PARTNERSHIP between the Trust and Blackpool Council has helped youngsters in the Happy Days Emergency Childcare Club with their learning. Staff in HPEC approached the Trust’s IT department to see if they could use computers to access online learning material such as the BBC Byte Size programme but due to security and IG issues […]

Hospital Trust bring a sense of Pride to NHS staff

Fylde coast NHS staff are being encouraged to support the LGBT+ community by taking part in the NHS Virtual Pride day. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a social media takeover to mark Pride on Friday, June 26. Content on the day will be made up of staff selfies with Rainbow Badges, requests […]

Staff presented with personalised stones

STAFF on the Surgical Assessment Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have recently been presented with some beautifully hand painted personalised stones. More than 40 stones were created by Stacey Andrews, an ICU Nurse based in Preston who was given a picture of all staff members on the ward and provided a bespoke hand painted stone […]

Whitegate Drive Health Centre worker running miles to raise smiles

An admin assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is aiming to run at least 100km this month in aid of charity. Sara Rothwell, 26 from Thornton-Cleveleys, is walking and running to complete the distance by the end of June around her local area to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity. She […]

The use of face coverings when coming to our sites

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation, we are introducing new measures at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe. From […]

20-week baby scan: Restrictions lifted

From Monday, June 15, Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be allowing one partner accompany the patient to the 20-week baby scan. While coronavirus is present within the community it is still necessary to reduce the number of visitors attending the hospital, or accompanying patients for appointments, to lower the number of people in the buildings and […]

82 year-old patient paints watercolour ‘thank you’ for hospital

AN  82 year-old former patient has said a thank you for his Covid-19 care through the medium of paint. Tony Potter, from Weeton, has painted a nurse with his hands making a heart as a gesture of thanks to her. He will donate the picture to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Tony said: “I was taken to […]

Teenager replaces smile hidden by mask

Lytham schoolgirl, Keira Bowman really wanted to help when she heard the masks and visors clinicians have to wear during the Coronavirus pandemic might frighten children. And what makes the 16-year-old’s visors extra special is that each one depicts a smile to replace the one hidden by the surgical mask. Keira, a pupil at AKS […]

Technology helps patient discharges

ONE side effect from the Coronavirus pandemic has been the change in use of technology and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals hopes to capitalise on this to improve the patient experience for some frail, elderly people. As organisations have become more used to communicating using remote methods, the Trust has taken on Digital Nurse Champion, Helena Palin, […]