Annual Members’ and Public Meeting date announced

The Trust’s Annual Members’ and Public Meeting will be held virtually on Monday 21 September 2020 at 2 pm. If you wish to join the meeting virtually, please email the Corporate Governance Team at  bfwh.corporate.meetings@nhs.net and you will be sent a link. If you wish to submit a question please email to:-  bfwh.corporate.meetings@nhs.net within 72 hours […]

Fylde coast patients benefiting from new CT scanner

PATIENTS across the Fylde coast are benefiting from a new temporary mobile computerised tomography (CT) scanner at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The scanner has been introduced to support outpatient and routine scans and help Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver and support the national faster diagnosis 28 day cancer target for patients. The facility […]

Top accreditation for NHS Occupational Health team

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing department has been praised for the high standard of service it provides to staff after receiving a nationally recognised re-accreditation. The team has once again been awarded with the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) Accreditation following a formal, independent assessment. SEQOHS is a […]

Trust proud to support Emergency Services Day

THE Trust is proud to support Emergency Services Day today. Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is is backed by the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is a day where people can support the heroic men and women of the NHS and emergency services. #999Day promotes […]

Blackpool Tower to light up pink to mark Organ Donation Week

BLACKPOOL Tower will light up pink this week to mark Organ Donation Week. The Tower and its famous Heart will illuminate Pink between 8pm and 9pm until September 13 and will coincide with the first hour of the illuminations. Jason Cupitt, a Consultant anaesthetist at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the clinical lead […]

View the 3D plans of the upgraded Blackpool Emergency Department

Members of the public can now see exciting plans to enhance and expand the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has released a 3D ‘flythrough’ which gives clear details of the planned extension of the Emergency Department (ED) at the hospital. The work was due to start in 2023 […]

Trust staff are Corona Heroes

A number of Corona Heroes from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be celebrated at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations. Ten staff members were chosen from hundreds of nominations across the UK to be part of a special display to celebrate the unstinting work of 50 NHS, key workers and other outstanding individuals during the […]

Stay safe and avoid waiting in A&E – Call 111 first

From next week, people on the Fylde coast who need urgent NHS care are being asked to call NHS 111 before they decide to walk in to A&E. To ensure social distancing in the Emergency Department waiting areas, people who do not need an ambulance are being asked to contact NHS 111 for an appointment […]

Advanced warning regarding A&E (ED) car park, Thursday, August 20

As part of works managed by Atlas to support the Trust in delivering its Emergency Village project, there will be a crane lift placed in the A&E (ED) courtyard on Thursday 20th August. The crane will be delivered at 08:00 and be there for the duration of the day. Please be aware of this if […]

Cash boost for Emergency Care in Blackpool

Emergency care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has received a £2,785,000 boost from the Government. Welcoming the new funding, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berenice Groves, said the cash would support work being done to create an Emergency Village and new Critical Care programme to develop a world class service for […]