Residents reminded to ‘Think! Why A&E?’

  Fylde coast residents are being urged to think carefully before heading to A&E as a campaign launched to ease the pressure on hospital services celebrates its first birthday. It is a year since health providers joined forces to launch the ‘Think! Why A&E?’ campaign. Residents are once again being reminded of the importance of […]

poster encouraging people to give blood this winter


Here’s where you can give blood locally Venue Date Time St Anne’s YMCA St Albans Road Lytham St Anne’s FY8 1XD Monday 11th January 1.45pm – 3.45pm & 4.45pm – 7.15pm St Paul’s Church, Honister Avenue, MARTON, FY3 9PF Wednesday 13th January 1.45pm – 3.45pm & 4.45pm – 7.15pm St Anne’s YMCA St Albans Road […]

New video sees Agadoo legend encourage hospital staff to have annual flu vaccine

DO the Agachoo and beat the flu. That’s the message being promoted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust as they launch their annual video to encourage staff and local residents to get their flu vaccine. The special video has been made with Black Lace star Dene Micheal who is the central figure in the video […]

Mum’s cancer support group will offer fun and friendship

A patient from Blackpool Victoria Hospital is launching a new charity to give positive support to people affected by cancer. Mum of two, Sarah Colledge from Blackpool, will host the ‘Positive Peers’ group meetings on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm at Staining Community Centre. Sarah, 38, who is being treated for cancer by Blackpool Teaching […]

Team honoured for referring patients to stop smoking service

A hospital team has been honoured for referring more than 50 patients to a stop smoking service within the space of a month. The team on the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has won an award for their Outstanding Contribution to the Inpatient Tobacco Service. Chris Lewis, Inpatient tobacco […]

lady in nurses uniform with another lady both holding bells

Angel bells helps parents cope with grief

However brief, a baby’s life is always cherished. The memory of tragic infants, miscarried, born asleep or who have lived for only hours, days or weeks, will remain with their parents forever. And Christmas is often a difficult time for bereaved parents. An annual remembrance service, organised by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helps […]

Daughter nominates end of life educator for special award

When Lisa Donoghue’s dad was dying there was one person in particular who helped to bring her back from the brink of despair. Lorraine Tymon went far beyond her role as an End of Life Educator for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, giving comfort, reassurance and love to Lisa and her family. Lisa was so grateful to […]

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Learning on both sides as the kids takeover hospital

Children from across the Fylde Coast were given the chance to take over the running of hospital services as part of the national Takeover Day campaign last week. For the third year, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust allowed children and young people access to key decisions makers around the Trust as part of the […]

a group picture of Apprentices and managers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool NHS Trust grows its own staff

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is investing in its future by giving work opportunities to people in the local community. The Trust is building an excellent workforce for tomorrow by offering apprenticeships in all areas of the hospital. “Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers in the NHS and give an excellent training opportunity […]

representatives of NHS Organ Donation, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and Rosie and Jo infront of the tram

Campaign hopes to put organ donation on track

Scroll down for video TWO inspirational Fylde coast women have become the faces of a campaign designed to make people talk about organ donation. A pair of specially branded trams have been unveiled to promote awareness of organ donation along the famous coast for the next year. The trams both feature Jo Haythornthwaite and Rosie […]