‘It’s the most natural thing in the world’ say breastfeeding support team

On National Breastfeeding Week we are showcasing the very special talents of a team who are dedicated to supporting mums in the very first days of their breastfeeding journey. Sarah Charnock and Loreto Iglesias-Rubianes provide peer support as part of Lancashire County Council’s Families and Babies service (FAB). The team giving guidance and advice to […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital's Cardiac Centre

Blackpool at the heart of ECHO push

Patients from Blackpool and across Lancashire and South Cumbria have benefitted from an elective recovery scheme which saw hundreds of additional echocardiograms take place. The push saw almost 800 patients seen across four trusts; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. The ‘echothon’, which took place on […]

National Pathology Week: Joanne Sharples – Cellular Pathology Manager

National Pathology Week is the annual celebration of pathology an opportunity to highlight the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare. Throughout this week we have been showcasing some of the individuals who make up our pathology teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Joanne Sharples – Cellular Pathology Manager What does your role involve? In my role […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals wins two major innovation and research awards

Teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals walked away with two top awards at a ceremony last night recognising research and innovation. The Trust’s Health Informatics team was recognised by the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2022 for its work on the pioneering COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport project, run in conjunction with NHS England and […]

National Pathology Week: Rebecca Large – Trainee Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology

National Pathology Week is our annual celebration of pathology when we highlight the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare. Throughout this week we have been showcasing some of the individuals who make up our pathology teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Rebecca Large – trainee biomedical scientist in cellular pathology What does your role involve? I […]

National Pathology Week: Dr Sameer Shaktawat, Head of Department

To celebrate National Pathology Week, which coincides with the opening of the new histopathology lab at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, we are hearing from some of the individuals who are looking forward to working in the new facility. Dr Sameer Shaktawat, Head of Department, Department of Pathology What is your role at the Trust? I clinically […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is shortlisted for three top healthcare awards

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been shortlisted for three categories in the national HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2022. These high-profile awards organised by leading healthcare publication Health Service Journal, recognises safety, culture and experience in patient care. The shortlisted award entries were for the following categories: Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient […]

‘State of the art’ Trust lab is open for business

A new laboratory, dedicated to the pathology specialism of histology, has opened at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals this week, providing better facilities for staff, but more importantly, increasing the capacity to diagnose diseases and conditions.   Colleagues from the histology department began working in the new facility, after a year-long project of architecture, design and build […]

National Pathology Week: Darren Matthews, Biomedical Scientist

This week is National Pathology Week, a chance to highlight the important contribution Pathology makes to healthcare. The focus this year is ‘Past, Present and Future’, which for colleagues in histology coincides nicely with the opening of a new lab facility. We’ll be hearing from many different disciplines of pathology this week, but the first […]

Rob Instrell and team members

Celebrating our Armed Forces colleagues

This Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a national opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has long been proud of its association with the armed forces. Last year BTH was named as one of just a handful of NHS organisations across the country […]