Safer Ward Processes make immediate impact

Colleagues from different wards across the Trust showcased their latest innovations, ideas and work at the Safer Ward Processes learning session on Wednesday. The Safer Ward Processes collaborative is one of just five workstreams which are forming part of the Trust’s Patient Flow Improvement Programme (PFIP), a movement which all colleagues are encouraged to embrace. […]

Trust welcomes new Chief Registrars

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are pleased to welcome two new Chief Registrars to the Trust, Chris Wallace and Alex Bulcock. Chris Wallace is a paediatric doctor who’s been working in the Trust and around the North West for the last nine years, and started as Chief Registrar from September. Speaking about the opportunity, Chris said: “Having […]

My 53-year Career as a Midwife

Eileen Shaw, started out as a student Nurse in 1969 in Northern Ireland, before qualifying as a midwife in 1974. Eileen has since had a 53 year long, rewarding and happy career across a variety of different roles at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Balancing family life with two young children a husband and seeing her eleven […]

Patient John Bell

Keyhole heart surgery is 89th birthday gift for John

John Bell celebrated his 89th birthday at home a week after having a leaky heart valve fixed. He had leading edge keyhole surgery to thank for his brief stay at Blackpool hospital’s Lancashire Cardiac Centre. The retired engineer from St Annes was a keen gardener until increasing breathlessness caused by a leaking heart valve put a […]

Nurse warns of dangers of delaying stroke treatment

Too many people are leaving it too late to get potentially life-saving hospital treatment when they have a stroke. That’s the warning from Blackpool hospital’s lead stroke nurse on World Stroke Day this Saturday (Oct 29). Nearly 10,000 people are survivors of stroke in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and each year hundreds are left disabled […]

Trust team wins patient safety award

Teams from across the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust and wider healthcare system are celebrating this week after picking up a prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Award at a glittering event in Manchester. The Trust’s winning project was “Giving Back the Gift of Time – Improving the Last 1000 Days of Life”, which won the Best Use […]

Lynne Eastham appointed Director of Midwifery at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

A Registered Nurse and Midwife, Lynne joins Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on 31 October as Director of Midwifery with more than 25 years’ experience in managerial and leadership roles, most recently as Associate Director of Midwifery and Nursing at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. From her personal experience, Lynne knows the extraordinary, lifelong impact midwives […]

Special Recognition Award for Palliative Care Team

An improvement project aimed at providing responsive and timely palliative care support and reducing unnecessary admissions to hospital has been praised for its work. The Palliative Care Team from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust and Trinity Hospice aimed to provide daily in-reach into the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, with the hope of increasing the […]

Trust Surgeon aiming for world cup glory

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be hoping for success on a world scale over the next few weeks as one of their surgeons is on international duty with the England team at the Rugby League World Cup. Doug Hammond, a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Trust will be swapping patients for players through October […]

SDEC receives NHS England visit

The Trust was delighted to host a delegation from NHS England last Thursday as we officially opened the Same Day Emergency Care Unit with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. As well as celebrating the successes and fantastic work of all those involved with the clinical teams the visit was also an opportunity to share learning and as […]