CQC report highlights good care from staff

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Thursday, October 17th) released its report following an inspection of health services provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Overall, the Trust remains rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, with the CQC praising the kindness and compassion of staff and rating every single service as ‘GOOD’ or ‘OUTSTANDING’ for […]

A cuppa to raise funds for cancer in Blackpool

Macmillan Coffee mornings across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals help to raise £2,366.64 in funds for cancer patients. The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre hosted a coffee morning and staff working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital brought in their delicious cakes to enjoy a treat with colleagues whilst raising funds for an important cause. The games, cakes […]

Take a deep breath and plan for winter

As temperatures drop, health services are gearing up for the number of extra patients they see with lung conditions and urging patients to plan ahead. In winter, GPs see more people suffering from breathing complications and, according to the British Lung Foundation, there are almost 80 percent more respiratory admissions to hospital in  December, January […]

Top accolade for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ radiology department

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Radiology Department has proved it is one of the best in the country after maintaining its accreditation with the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) for the eighth year running. The accreditation, which is approved by the Royal College of Radiologists and Society of Radiographers, is a national mark of quality which is […]

Greater collaboration for two North West Trusts

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT have agreed to work in closer collaboration, with Kevin McGee as the Chief Executive and Accountable Officer of both Trusts. Kevin has been undertaking this role on a temporary basis since May 2019 and both Trust Boards and NHSI/E support the […]

Adult autistic group bid to win Blackpool flower competition

A Blackpool group is empowering people with autism to join together and support one another in daily life. The group meet three times a week at the Blackpool Centre for Independent Living in an outdoor shed which they have made their own. With 70% of adults with autism having a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, […]

Fylde Coast NHS: ‘It’s TIME to tackle sepsis

Doctors and other clinicians across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have teamed up to tackle sepsis – one of the UK’s biggest killers. Sepsis causes 52,000 deaths every year, with a quarter of a million people being diagnosed with the illness in 2017. A quarter of all survivors will have some life-changing effects from having sepsis. […]

Fylde coast residents urged to join organ donation register

NHS Staff on the Fylde coast are doing their bit to promote the benefits of organ donation. During Organ Donation Week, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Around 130 […]

Book pledge a novel idea for Children’s Ward

Children at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will have new pages to turn after the Children’s Ward was gifted over £250 worth of books. Owner of Mrs G and the Reading Tepee Bookshop, Leanne Garrett, 32, sparked the idea for a community book pledge when her little girl Ophelia spent some time at the hospitals A&E Department. […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust welcomes new Governors

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the results of its latest round of Governor elections. This election was to fill seats due to vacancies or terms of office ending in the following public constituencies:  Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North West Counties, and in the following staff constituencies:  Nursing & Midwifery and Clinical Support. […]