BTH's e-rostering team have won an award

National award win for BTH team

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has gained national recognition for Operational Roster Excellence at the Allocate Awards 2021. The Trust’s Workforce Deployment Services Team were commended for its roll-out of the SafeCare rostering system, software which placed live staffing data in the hands of ward managers, matrons, senior nurses and operations teams. Trish Trench, Workforce Deployment Services […]

Staff at BTH receive a donated piano for staff and patients

Piano gives the gift of music to Trust staff and patients

A piano has been donated to the Trust and will take pride of place in the Captain Sir Tom Moore Corridor on the second floor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The piano was donated by Royles Brook Primary School in Thornton Cleveleys and delivered to the corridor free of charge by Owen’s Removals in Blackpool. Jenny […]

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Chief Executive’s statement: Increasing pressures across the Trust

Below is a statement from Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals: “Due to the continued increase in demand and high numbers of extremely unwell patients attending our Emergency Care Department yesterday, we have had to call an internal critical incident. “In doing so, it has enabled us to take a number of actions to […]


Save a life by thinking F.A.S.T. says Blackpool stroke consultant

Blackpool Tower will be lit up in recognition of World Stroke Day this Friday 29 October and one of Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s leading stroke consultants has urged the community to recognise the signs of a stroke F.A.S.T. The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria will be giving strong support to World Stroke Day – an […]

Volunteers Linda Howarth and Kath Menzies

Boost as volunteers return to the Emergency Department

Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s busy Accident and Emergency Department has received a timely boost with the return of a team of dedicated volunteers to assist with a variety of much-needed roles. While all of the Trust’s volunteers were stood down at the height of the pandemic it is only in recent weeks that the tangerine army […]

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Trust supports ‘SUDEP’ action day raising awareness of epilepsy

A team specialising in epilepsy at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is helping to raise awareness of a rare condition among children. Wednesday, October 20 is Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Action Day, devoted to raising awareness about the issue and encouraging people with epilepsy to learn about SUDEP and their risk, and […]

Maureen Bisognano

BTH to host world renowned healthcare improvement leader

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will play host to one of the world’s most influential healthcare improvement authorities this week, as the Trust launches their Clinical Quality Academy (CQA) improvement programme. Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is widely regarded as one of the most successful and inspiring quality improvement leaders, […]

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Success for BTH e-Rostering team

The Trust’s e-Rostering team has been shortlisted for the Allocate Software ‘Operational Rostering Excellence’ Award. This award is in recognition of the work undertaken by the team to roll out Safecare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Safecare system enables staff members to take the steps required to ensure adequate staffing levels on each shift to […]

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Celebrating the work of BTH’s Allied Health Professionals

Thursday, 14 October is Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Day. In a special feature, we profile just a few of the Trust’s hard-working AHPs and find out what they do and why they enjoy their roles.  AHP’s are the third largest healthcare workforce, and consist of 14 separate roles including art therapists, drama therapists, chiropodists and […]

Trust Recognition Rainbow highlights a host of positive feedback

 A special wall display at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is helping to boost staff morale by sharing positive patient feedback. The Recognition Rainbow, housed on the rear wall near Marks and Spencer in the hospital’s main entrance, displays touching messages from a variety of patients about all areas of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Head […]