Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

Suzanne Scholz  is the new Ward 4 Manager and comes to Clifton following 10 years working in a variety of private nursing homes. She said: “The NHS and private care homes do have similar issues, so I have hit the ground running here in Ward 4. We had a lot of patient activities in my […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Trust records no new Covid-positive inpatients

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has thanked the public for their support after recording no new Covid-positive inpatients since Saturday. While the Trust is still caring for four patients in hospital because of the long-term effects of Covid, we have recorded no new COVID-19 positive inpatients for the past five days. This is a […]

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Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry. Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, confirmed that the inquests are all people who died having been inpatients in the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He added: “The Trust has always and continues to fully support these […]

Opening the Captain Sir Tom Moore area at Blackpool Hospital

New staff and patient area marks Sir Tom’s birthday

Team Top Floor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital celebrated the opening of a new staff and patient area this week, named after fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. The link corridor on the second floor has been redecorated, supplied with comfy chairs and painted by two volunteer artists with inspirational quotes, portraits and poppies. It has […]

Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

After reaching the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, we are highlighting how our community hospital, Clifton Hospital,  has dealt with the pressures over the past 12 months in a new short series. Here is part three featuring Ward 1… Linda Broadbent, Ward 1 Manager, has been at Clifton for a total of 18 […]

BTH patient’s life saved by world’s smallest heart pump

A Lancashire man, whose heart condition meant that he went to sleep every night not knowing if he would wake up in the morning, has been given a new lease of life thanks to pioneering new techniques introduced at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Lancashire Cardiac Centre. Cardiologists at the Cardiac Centre performed a procedure so rare […]

Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

After reaching the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, we are highlighting how our community hospital in St Annes, Clifton Hospital, has dealt with the pressures over the past 12 months in a new short series… Ward 2 manager, Sophie Pendleton, came to Clifton from Ward 6 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in September 2020. […]

Well-respected emergency doctor wins two North West medical awards

A well-respected Emergency Department acting consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has had his work recognised by Health Education England North West (HEENW). Associate Specialist, Mr Romaih Al-Idari, won two Specialty and Associate Staff (SAS) awards for his work during the COVID pandemic and for his post graduate education work. Mr Al-Idari, who has worked for […]

Update on Visiting the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently relaxed some visiting guidelines on inpatient wards, which can be found here. However, please be aware that visiting or accompanying people to the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital remains restricted. You can only accompany or visit people seeking or receiving treatment in the Emergency Department if they […]

Tony Warne takes new role

Professor Tony Warne, Non-Executive Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be leaving the Trust to take up a new position of Chairman at Stockport Hospitals NHS Trust. While at the Trust Tony has been an integral part of the Board, providing great insight and forward thinking to the business of the organisation. His main role […]