Heart attack patients return home sooner with ground-breaking remote monitoring solution

A new technology solution provided by the Lancashire Cardiac Centre at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is allowing post-operative heart attack patients to return home from hospital sooner. The Early Discharge Pathway is being led by the Trust’s Consultant Cardiologist Dr Tawiq Choudhury and has been hailed a success by patients who following discharge receive digital monitoring […]

Healthcare Science Week – meet some of our scientists

As part of our focus on Healthcare Science Week, some of our colleagues have shared what their roles involve and what they enjoy about their work. Ellen Whiteside is a Biomedical Scientist and a PhD Candidate within the IHC and Molecular part of Cellular Pathology at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The department performs complex tests to […]

Celebrating Healthcare Science Week at our Trust

13 – 19 March is Healthcare Science week, a week of celebration for those working in this varied area of medicine and an opportunity to highlight the great work our teams do across the Trust. What kind of roles fall into Healthcare Science? Healthcare science roles are present in a wide range of areas throughout […]

Supporting our patients during the junior doctor strike

Patients are being advised they may experience disruption to services next week during planned industrial action by the British Medical Association (BMA) and Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA). The BMA and HCSA gained a national mandate for strike action and members will begin their 72-hour strike on the morning of Monday 13 March and […]

Join in our Celebrating Success staff awards

Friends, family and patients have the opportunity to join in celebrations at the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals annual staff awards next Thursday (16 March). For the second year, the annual Celebrating Success awards will be broadcast live online. Ten awards will be made to individuals and teams from across the Trust including the winner of the […]

Significant disruption to health services expected during upcoming NHS industrial action

People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to use health services appropriately ahead of NHS industrial action planned by junior doctors next week. The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) gained a national mandate for strike action and members will begin their 72-hour strike on the […]

Making a difference to patients – NHS Staff Survey results revealed

Colleagues at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals overwhelmingly feel that their role makes a difference to patients, according to the results of a major poll. The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey have now been made available and provide a blueprint for the Trust’s improvement over the next 12 months in areas ranging from patient care […]

Kila Redfearn rings town crier's bell

Blue Skies charity chief named first woman town crier for Lytham

Many congratulations to Kila Redfearn, Head of Charity for Blue Skies at Blackpool hospitals, who has been appointed the first woman Town Crier of Lytham. “I always wanted to be a town crier, even as a little girl – I just loved the pomp and ceremony of the role,” said Kila. “It embraces everything I […]

Treatment bed, chair and table in ambulatory stroke care unit

Fast-track care for ‘minor stroke’ patients Blackpool hospital

People with a suspected minor stroke symptoms are now benefiting from fast-track care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Suitable patients attending the A&E department will be taken to the new ambulatory care unit on the stroke ward. Typically, symptoms may include facial weakness, slurred speech, or very minor arm or leg weakness The patient will have […]