Have your say on the Trust’s five-year strategy

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust is developing its Five-Year Strategy – and we can’t do it without you. Whether you are a current or previous patient, or a member of your family or friend is a patient. If you are a carer or a member of our community who wants to have their say, we really […]

Changes to visiting rules at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Due to rising levels of Coronavirus infections in the community Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the difficult decision to suspend most visiting until further notice. This decision was not taken lightly and has been made to keep all staff and patients safe across the Trust and help play an important role in limiting further spread […]

Trust declares Internal Critical Incident

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals can confirm that due to demand for services and continued challenges to discharge patients, the Trust has today declared an internal critical incident. Natalie Hudson, Chief Operating Officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH), said: “Like hospitals across the country, we are currently seeing very high demand for our services […]

Get your booster says Medical Director, Dr Jim Gardner

Dr Jim Gardner, Medical Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has underlined the importance for all eligible adults to get the Covid booster vaccination to best protect themselves and the NHS from the threat of the Omicron strain. Dr Jim explains that the booster is the most effective protection, and also asks that anyone who has […]

Be a #Winterhero

Volunteers needed to be Winter Heroes

Volunteers are needed over the winter to offer support and care to Blackpool and Fylde Coast residents. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Council are appealing for retired or former carers and qualified health professionals to step forward and help deliver much-needed services to local people. This could be anything from a few […]

Christmas service

Watch the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Christmas Service

A special virtual Christmas service featuring staff members from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is now available to watch. The service is led by Team Chaplain Rev Helen Houston, and features songs and readings by colleagues from around the Trust. You can watch the video below, or at the following link.    

Health services here for you this Christmas

Even though health services are under great pressure at the moment local Fylde Coast NHS organisations want to reassure residents that they are available if people really need them. Unless you have a life-threatening accident or become seriously unwell it is unlikely that you will need to go to A&E. However if you’re not sure […]

Thanks to Skye for the gift of reading

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have received a generous donation of books for the Children’s Ward thanks to Skye Brierley. Skye was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma at Christmas in 2017 , an inoperable tumour in her head, behind her nose, and eye and subsequently spent much of the next year on the Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria […]

Christmas presents drop-off

Friends and family of patients in hospital over the Christmas period can drop off presents at the main desk in reception at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The desk will be open from 9.30am to 4pm on the following dates Wednesday 22 December – 9.30am to 4pm Thursday 23 December – 9.30am to 4pm Friday 24 December  […]

Do everything you can to make sure patients get ‘Home For Christmas’

Dr Jim Gardner, Medical Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has issued a plea for families of those with loved ones in hospital to work together with the Trust to ensure that they get to spend Christmas at home. Teams from across the Trust are working hard to discharge as many medically able patients as possible […]