GP practices and pharmacy opening times for the early May bank holiday

GP practices and community pharmacy services across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be available this bank holiday weekend so people can continue to access vital NHS services. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms – a high temperature or a new, continuous cough – who needs medical advice, should use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online. However, while […]

Sadness at the loss of our much valued colleague Eleuterio ‘BOY’ Gibela 

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a member of the Trust’s domestic services team, Eleutrio ‘BOY’ Gibela, has sadly died. Eleuterio, who worked at the Trust for almost 20 years, was aged 68. Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “It is with deep regret and huge […]

#TheSingingNurse spreads joy on Twitter

A nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been spreading cheer through her Twitter account. Emergency paediatric nurse, Victoria Greaves, 27, from Blackpool, takes to the social media platform to sing songs and play the ukulele. Vicky said: “I just want to spread some joy. I think that’s more important than ever right now. Music makes […]

UCLAN fashion experts support NHS staff

A small team of fashion and design experts from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have swapped catwalk creations for more practical apparel by producing sought-after isolation gowns for Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The small production team, led by UCLan Alumnus and part-time lecturer Femida Adam, has worked around the clock to produce an initial batch […]

Blackpool goes global with cardiac appeal

NINE staff from Blackpool’s Lancashire Cardiac Centre have got together to produce a global appeal to patients who may be suffering from a heart attack. The unit is reporting about a third reduction in the number of patients attending for heart attacks (myocardial infarction) and nationally there has been a 50 per cent reduction in […]

Generous NHS staff give back to community

STAFF on a ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have donated goods to a Fylde coast food bank as a way of thanking the community for their support NHS staff have received so many kind donations of members of the public who are so grateful for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic and have been sending […]

Trust Sim and Skills team collect prestigious award

After being asked to present a number of papers at the International Association for Simulated Practise in Healthcare (ASPiH) conference in Belfast,  the Trust’s Simulation and Clinical Skills team represented by Dr Harriet Preston, Anne Marie Walker and Mike Dickinson, were presented with a centre accreditation certificate by Makani Purva – President of the Association […]

Do you knit or crochet? Why not support The Great BTH Knit Revisited

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new campaign and needs YOU to get involved.   The ‘Great BTH Knit Revisited’ needs knitted and crocheted rainbow coloured squares and flowers to create a post Covid-19 woollen structure to serve as both a memorial piece and a thank you of all the hard work […]

Pupils promote their NHS Super Heroes

CHILDREN of key workers at Ansdell Primary School have found their own super heroes as the NHS fights the Coronavirus enemy. The children have drawn the Covengers, a gang of heroes, similar to those in the Marvel comics, to mark their battle against an invisible enemy. The Covengers is made up of a variety of […]

Healthcare assistant spends 18th birthday fighting Covid-19

A healthcare assistant has chosen a special way to celebrate his 18th birthday – by fighting Covid-19. Sam Dickson, from Anchorsholme, was unable to celebrate properly because of lock down restrictions, so instead chose to work a night shift on Ward 23 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A social media shout out from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals […]