Post-doctoral researcher, Andrew Dickinson

Trust backs lung cancer study

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in a study aimed at the possibility of detecting lung cancer from saliva samples. As part of Consultant Histopathologist, Dr Danielle Bury’s, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Scholars scheme, a research study that may help lead to earlier detection of lung cancer has been established […]

Trust safeguarding team shortlisted for a national award

The Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Health Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) are finalists in the Unsung Hero Awards which is the only national awards for non-medical, non-clinical NHS staff and volunteers. The team provide this nationally recognised service across all the acute Trusts in Lancashire, working in collaboration and partnership to safeguard victims of sexual violence. […]

The Biochemistry lab at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the 1960s

60 years of Pathology Services at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s Pathology directorate brings together a range of services which all fall under the umbrella of ‘Laboratory Diagnostics.’ These include Cellular Pathology, Anticoagulant Dosing and Advisory Service (ADAS), Phlebotomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Point of Care testing (POCT), Haematology, Blood bank, Mortuary and the Medical Examiner’s office. Many of these fields are all about […]

Notice of building work and noise at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Monday November 8

The Emergency Village build programme is progressing at speed, with the steel assembly for the new build ‘Same Day Emergency Care’ (SDEC) and ‘Critical Units’ recently completed. Upcoming works A critical stage of the build is fast approaching, which involves a concrete pour to four floors of the construction. Each floor requires one concrete pour, […]

It is all about prevention this winter says Trust’s Respiratory Consultant

One of Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s leading respiratory consultants, Dr Tarek Saba, has warned of a difficult winter ahead, but offered hope that the communities and healthcare system can work together to keep everyone safe under increasing pressure. Dr Saba has been at the frontline of Covid and other respiratory-related illnesses over the last 18 months […]

Show patience and kindness says Dr Jim

The Medical Director of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has called for patience and kindness as the NHS faces extraordinary pressure. Dr Jim Gardner has released a video message which asks communities to understand the pressures staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are under and that being kind and positive can help produce better outcomes for patients in […]

Victoria's Voice

Victoria’s Voice appeal for volunteers

Victoria’s Voice is a youth forum for volunteers aged 11-18. The forum is for children and young people who have experience of being a patient at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Victoria’s Voice is now looking for new members to inspire change and shape the service that young patients receive. Benefits of being a Victoria’s Voice volunteer […]

The cast of Elf visit BTH

Early Christmas present for BTH Children’s Ward and Outpatients

Young patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital had an early Christmas present when they met the cast of Elf the Musical this week. Buddy, played by Tam Ryan and the kind hearted Jovie, (Kelly Benlacki) visited the children’s ward and outpatients department along with Santa to meet the children and give them some Elf presents and […]

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Week at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Occupational Therapy is one of the 14 Allied Health Professionals.  On the week commencing 1 November, Occupational Therapy teams will be showcasing their unique contributions to health with the theme being around health equity and the launch of Royal College’s campaign #OTsForEquity. Health Equity means fair opportunity to live a long and healthy life, this […]