Children’s Ward receives generous donation

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has received boxes of new toys from a Mattel boys from a schoolgirl who was recognised for her kind deeds during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mattel donated the gifts to the Children’s Ward on behalf of nine-year-old Grace Brocklehurst, who lives in Springfield Drive, Thornton. Grace’s mum Gemma, a teacher at Thornton Primary […]

Extra support for victims of domestic abuse

Police officers will be responding to domestic abuse reports alongside a trained NHS domestic abuse specialist across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe, providing additional support to victims. Independent domestic violence advocates (IDVAs) and domestic abuse specialist nurses from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand to support victims and to help […]

New NHS mural at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A new road mural has been created outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital to show support for the staff who work there and it will be permanent as well. It’s been created outside the Urgent Care Unit on Whinney Heys Road and has been put down to show support for the hospital’s NHS heroes and key workers. […]

Tell Us About Your Care

 Tell Us About Your Care To respond to the coronavirus / COVID-19 Pandemic we have had to change the way we deliver many of our services. We would like to know how you have found our services when you or a family member has accessed them recently. Please take a few seconds to complete the […]

National Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day

Francesca Twentyman  is an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) at the Trust. To mark National Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day 2020 today she has written a story talking about How proud she is of the role she has. “I would like to share with you my experience of being an ODP working within the Covid-19 Intensive […]

Caring for stroke patients during Coronavirus crisis

The Acute Stroke and Rehab Unit has made some extensive changes to care for those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Clare Fisher, a sister on the unit, said: “I am so proud of the staff and how we have all come together to ensure the patients are well looked after and that their relatives […]

Caring community manager cheers up staff

Kay Dalton, Community Manager, has cheered her team up by dotting stones with kind words and adding in thank you cards to the lanyards staff wear. Kay said: “As a team manager in a community setting I saw how isolating and at times daunting it was for staff. “I just wanted them to know that they […]

Covid-19 simulation success

The Trust has held its 100th Covid-19 simulation session. Staff in the Simulation and Skills Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital started the training at the end of March and more than 500 members of staff have now been through the extensive training package that gives them the tools and support needed to deal with Covid […]

Guard of honour salutes coronavirus family

THERE were tears and cheers as the region’s youngest Coronavirus baby left Blackpool Victoria Hospital with her mum and dad. Baby Ruby Dawson was born with COVID-19 and, after an emergency caesarean, her mum, Kathrine, who also had the virus, was sedated and on a ventilator fighting for her life. Ruby was being cared for […]