BTH physio team members will present to a national audience

BTH physio team to share knowledge on the national stage

A team of five Trust physiotherapists have been chosen to share details of their work at a major national event, with two being chosen to deliver a presentation. The Physiotherapy UK virtual conference is the leading event in its field, with a range of professionals attending from across the UK. This year the event will […]

Trish Armstrong Child, announced as Chief Exec of BTH

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals appoints Chief Executive

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) has today announced the appointment of Trish Armstrong Child as Chief Executive.  The news comes after Chief Executive Kevin McGee, whose role was a joint appointment with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), agreed a move to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Chairman of BTH Steve Fogg […]

A robot cleaner at work at BTH

‘Robot’ joins cleaning team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

A high-tech new cleaning ‘robot’ has joined the team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust has partnered with its cleaning and support services provider, Medirest, to introduce the robot, which replaces a more traditional ‘floor scrubber’ machine. Medirest worked with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, to develop the technology which is ideally suited […]

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We Are An Anti-Racist Organisation

The Trust is an anti-racist organisation. We will not and do not tolerate racism.  As we have seen this week, simply being against racism is no longer enough. If we see something, we must actively say something. If you face abuse, do not accept it. If you see someone else being abused, do not ignore […]

Dr Kearns in the Emergency Department listens to the new audio system

New A&E audio system helps patients choose the right service

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department (A&E) has adopted a new audio system to ensure patients are in the right place.   The Audiebant system is pre-programmed to play various messages at regular intervals and includes a regular message to remind patients that the Emergency Department (ED) is for life-threatening and emergency conditions only.  Head of Department […]

Going The Extra Mile

Going The Extra Mile: award-winning colleagues who support and inspire

This week’s group of Going the Extra Mile Award winners features staff from across the Trust. Victoria Winder, who works in Neonatal Outreach at the Neonatal Unit, was nominated by a colleague who said Victoria has gone above and beyond in the last 12 months: “She always puts 100 per cent in and goes way […]

Message from the Queen

A message from the Queen as NHS chief hails ‘unprecedented’ honour for staff

Sir Simon Stevens today hailed the “skill and compassion and the fortitude” of health service staff as the NHS was awarded the George Cross for 73 years dedicated service and the response to COVID by Her Majesty the Queen. Welcoming the “unprecedented” honour, bestowed collectively for only the third time, Sir Simon said that the […]

David Kay

David keeping it in the family

Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust’s newly appointed Divisional Director of Nursing for Tertiary, David Kay, will have extra reason to celebrate the NHS’ 73rd birthday as it will be a reminder of his family’s long association with healthcare on the Fylde coast.                           David, […]

Cavan McKenna

BTH nurse invited to national NHS celebrations

A staff nurse from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be taking part in the national NHS birthday celebrations. Cavan McKenna, 30, who works in the Haematology Unit, has been asked to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving on the anniversary of the foundation of the NHS at St Paul’s Cathedral, London on Monday, 5 July 2021. […]

Light it up Blue

Local landmarks set to ‘light it up blue’ this Saturday

Local landmarks and iconic buildings across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be ‘lighting up blue’ this Saturday to mark the 73rd birthday of the NHS. The birthday is a chance to say thank you to NHS staff, volunteers and partners and local communities following one of the most challenging years in its history. The blue […]