Stopping fractures developing with Blackpool osteoporosis campaign

A campaign to reduce bone fractures has been launched at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The campaign, known as “Stop at One,” has been set up through the Royal Osteoporosis Society and launched in various hospitals across the country with the aim of reducing the amount of fractures patients have. Ben Black, Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at […]

Blackpool Remembrance service for babies who died too soon

WHITE feathers, a sign of purity and peace, are helping parents who have suffered the tragic loss of a baby cope with their grief at Christmas. The feathers depict angel wings and remind us that however brief, a baby’s life is always cherished. This year Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding its special […]

Staff pound the hills to raise pounds for Blue Skies

STAFF from Blackpool Victoria Hospital put their best feet forward to raise more than £1,500 for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Staff and family members took part in this year’s 21 mile Coniston to Barrow Walk in May and this week handed over a cheque for £1,550 to the Trust charity. Anita Ivett, PA to the Trust’s […]

Children take over hospital to gain insight to NHS careers

Youngsters across the Fylde coast spent a week at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to gain knowledge on various roles within healthcare. The Trust was recently involved in ‘Takeover Challenge’ which is an annual initiative to provide youngsters the opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of areas within the different services and teams in the […]

Empowering Blackpool cancer patients with calendar launch

CALENDARS featuring positive images and messages from cancer patients across the Fylde coast have been launched for 2020. The ‘With Cancer I Can’ calendars have been produced by the Macmillan team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and can be purchased for a donation in the Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The idea for the calendar […]

Fylde coast School pupils educated on health roles

YOUNGSTERS from schools across the Fylde coast visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital to learn life-saving skills and educate their peers about NHS careers. The pupils took part in the annual Youth Health Leaders event, which is now in its fifth year. Its aim is to give pupils the exposure and understanding of their health and how […]

Open Days help boost nurse recruitment in Blackpool

Another successful recruitment event has been held recently at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to give staff an opportunity working in arguably the busiest areas in the hospital. The Unscheduled Care Division manages patients with unplanned care and covers a wide range of wards, including Intensive Care, the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical […]

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VACANCY: Clinical Non-Executive Director

The Trust is looking to recruit a replacement Clinical Non-Executive Director to the Board. The role of Clinical Non-Executive Director will be to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent clinical view on the Trust’s Strategy and Quality Strategy and to oversee the Trust implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance from a […]

A new chapter for Blackpool delivery suite manager

The maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has welcomed a new face to the team, Holly Martinez who is the new Delivery Suite Manager. Holly qualified as a midwife in 2005 and has worked at various hospitals in England, but she has now moved back to her roots and plans to enhance the birth experience […]

Joining together to support bereaved families in Blackpool

CARING staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and charities across the Fylde coast have supported the national Baby Loss Awareness Week campaign to support bereaved families. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place every October in the UK  and seeks to provide comfort and awareness to those who have been affected by losing a baby. An awareness […]