Blackpool Teaching Hospitals unveils ambitious five-year strategy

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ bold new five-year strategy sets out its ambition to improve the lives of people who live, work and volunteer on the Fylde Coast and beyond. The strategy was drawn up after consultation with a wide range of groups from across the local community – including children and young people, patients, staff, carers […]

Facemask guidance changes at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Facemask guidance has been updated at the Trust in line with the latest national guidance. It is no longer necessary for staff, patients and visitors to wear facemasks at all times but there are some circumstances where facemasks must still be worn:   Patients attending Outpatients and Urgent Care Areas Patients with respiratory symptoms who […]

Blackpool Victoria restaurant awarded five-star rating

The catering team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been awarded a Five Star hygeine rating once again following a visit from Public Health Officers. The Trust has achieved a five star rating for each consecutive year since the system was launched in 2010. The visit is an in-depth lengthy audit carried out by two authorised […]

Trust celebrates World Orthoptic Day

The first Monday of June is World Orthoptic Day, and this week the teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have been using the day to raise awareness of their profession and celebrate some of the great work they do. Our teams below have put together some of their thoughts on their work. “We welcome World Orthoptic […]


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals launches Carers Charter

A charter that supports and recognises the importance of carers launches this week at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Charter promises to Identify and acknowledge carers Help carers to access support Involve carers in care, planning and decision-making for the person they care for Provide them with the information they need. The Trust […]

Chief Executive and Chairman say thank-you to Volunteers

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ brilliant band of volunteers enjoyed afternoon tea in Stanley Park this week as part of the Trust’s thank-you for their work. Chief Executive, Trish Armstrong-Child and Chairman, Steve Fogg were on hand to deliver words of support and hand out certificates as a mark of appreciation to those who go above and […]

BTH CEO Trish Armstrong-Child and Chair Steve Fogg

Tree planted at Blackpool Teaching Hospital to mark Queen’s Jubilee

The Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has planted a tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.   Trish Armstrong-Child was on hand to help plant the Beech tree in the grounds of Blackpool Victoria Hospital at a ceremony also attended by Trust Chair Steve Fogg.   The tree was planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative […]

What is Same Day Emergency Care?

In August the first phase of the Trust’s Emergency Village will open with the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit. The new facility will bring together multi-disciplinary teams from both medical and surgical disciplines and will have a significant positive impact on reducing unnecessary emergency admissions to the hospital. In this video, Dr Adeline Israel, […]

Stop smoking

BTH supports World No Tobacco Day

Today is the World Health Organisation’s World No Tobacco Day. The event was created to bring awareness to more people about the dangers and health risks of smoking tobacco, and ultimately, to stop use of tobacco around the world. Many of us know smoking is believed to be the leading cause of throat and lung […]