Media statement on further Covid-19 deaths

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that, sadly, a further two patients have died who tested positive for COVID-19 while being treated at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. “They were a man aged 88 and a woman aged 66. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and […]

Legendary comic helps boost morale amid Covid-19 pandemic

A legendary comedian is helping to boost NHS staff morale as staff continue to fight the Covid19 pandemic. Bobby Ball, one half of comedy duo, Cannon and Ball has fronted a video using the comics’ famous theme tune, Together We’ll Be OK and are joined by various members of staff from Blackpool Hospitals NHS Foundation […]

Statement: Death of a patient with COVID-19

  Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, a patient aged 80 has passed away at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They had tested positive for COVID-19. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.” ENDS For further information please […]

New patient visiting restrictions during COVID-19 outbreak

New patient visiting restrictions during COVID-19 outbreak Due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in line with the Prime Minister’s instructions to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives’, it has become necessary to temporarily suspend visiting at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have not undertaken this lightly […]

Comic Jimmy Cricket sends a message of support to #NHS staff

You may remember that for our #NHS70 celebrations, we had a lot of support from our local celebrities. We’ve been back in touch with these generous entertainers and they are gladly supporting us again in the #Covid19 situation. Here’s legendary comic, Jimmy Cricket, with his message of support… #TeamBTH #TeamNHS #BTHInItTogether

Please get behind your NHS in coronavirus fight

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals chief, Kevin McGee, has asked people to get behind their NHS in the fight against coronavirus. Mr McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, today praised staff and thanked both patients and the wider public for their support. “Firstly I want to thank all our staff,” he said. “The […]

Outpatient changes at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

To keep patients, visitors and staff safe during the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are making changes to their Outpatient appointments from Monday, March 23. We aim to convert as much activity as possible to non face-to-face telephone consultations. Janet Barnsley, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “We will be contacting patients […]

Blackpool A&E celebrates best performances in North West

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reduced its ambulance handover times thanks to a special collaboration and a change in practices. ‘Every Minute Matters’ is a collaboration between the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) between fourteen North West emergency departments, and Blackpool Victoria Hospital is now in the top three in the North West […]

Charity lights the way with children’s hospital treatment room refurbishment

Young patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are benefiting from a colourful and uplifting environment thanks to new ceiling artwork funded by Lytham St Annes Lions Club. The club teamed up with lighting specialists Visualite and Yesss Electrical and hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, to fund an illuminated ceiling in a treatment room in the paediatric ward. Steph Holmes, […]

Patient praised for backing NHS research

AN East Lancashire man has been praised for his efforts to support the research team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Peter Howell, 75, from Whalley, was diagnosed in 2011 with a form of cancer called Multiple Myeloma and agreed to take part in a clinical trial for his condition.  This week he has completed 100 cycles […]