Ground-breaking remote monitoring tech for region’s cardiac patients

Patients awaiting cardiac surgery at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have been given additional peace of mind thanks to a remote monitoring technology solution which gives them a direct link to a team of clinicians, while at the same time allowing them to get on with their lives. Teams at Blackpool Teaching hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, FCMS […]

Frailty Assessment Area celebrates first year of improving care for older patients

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ care of older patients has celebrated a landmark moment after the Trust’s Frailty Assessment Area marked one year of providing care to those who most need it. Supporting patient care through a multidisciplinary area of care for frail older patients, the area has gone from strength-to-strength as a key part of the […]

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. […]

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 […]

Ward Process Improvement Programme launch event 

The new Ward Process Improvement Programme will initially bring eight wards together to share good practice, tackle challenges that impact on all of us and learn the latest thinking in improvement science to drive positive change.   The first cohort of eight wards came together last week at a special event at the Village Hotel to […]

Ward 23 leads the way on reducing length of stay

We have all experienced the challenges of ‘flow in our organisation – the movement of patients, information or equipment between departments, staff groups or organisations is something that can cause serious delays.  This is not unique to our Trust, improving patient flow is one of the greatest challenges facing healthcare globally.  This is not something […]