Join in our Celebrating Success staff awards

Friends, family and patients have the opportunity to join in celebrations at the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals annual staff awards next Thursday (16 March). For the second year, the annual Celebrating Success awards will be broadcast live online. Ten awards will be made to individuals and teams from across the Trust including the winner of the […]

Significant disruption to health services expected during upcoming NHS industrial action

People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to use health services appropriately ahead of NHS industrial action planned by junior doctors next week. The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) gained a national mandate for strike action and members will begin their 72-hour strike on the […]

Making a difference to patients – NHS Staff Survey results revealed

Colleagues at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals overwhelmingly feel that their role makes a difference to patients, according to the results of a major poll. The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey have now been made available and provide a blueprint for the Trust’s improvement over the next 12 months in areas ranging from patient care […]

Kila Redfearn rings town crier's bell

Blue Skies charity chief named first woman town crier for Lytham

Many congratulations to Kila Redfearn, Head of Charity for Blue Skies at Blackpool hospitals, who has been appointed the first woman Town Crier of Lytham. “I always wanted to be a town crier, even as a little girl – I just loved the pomp and ceremony of the role,” said Kila. “It embraces everything I […]

Treatment bed, chair and table in ambulatory stroke care unit

Fast-track care for ‘minor stroke’ patients Blackpool hospital

People with a suspected minor stroke symptoms are now benefiting from fast-track care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Suitable patients attending the A&E department will be taken to the new ambulatory care unit on the stroke ward. Typically, symptoms may include facial weakness, slurred speech, or very minor arm or leg weakness The patient will have […]

Celebrating apprentices at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

This week is National Apprenticeship Week – an opportunity to shine a light on apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, organisations and even the wider economy. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is proud to support a wide range of apprenticeships and to mark the week, is profiling two – a Staff Nurse and a […]

World Cancer Day 2023

World Cancer Day call to take up NHS screening invites

People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to take up potentially life-saving cancer screenings. The call, from the region’s cancer director, comes just in time for World Cancer Day (4 February) – used to spread the word about the disease and how we can all take steps to prevent it. The latest […]

Chief Executive signs NHS Smokefree Pledge

As part of the Trust’s commitment to helping smokers quit and providing smokefree environments that support them, senior executives at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals  are re-signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge. Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child, re-signed the pledge today to demonstrate her responsibility in reducing the health disparities related to smoking in our community and its overall […]

Trust appoints new digital and data lead

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH) has appointed a new Chief Information Officer in a move that marks a new chapter in the organisation’s ‘digital journey.’  Mark Singleton joins BTH in the role and will be responsible for the Trust’s data and digital systems and teams.  Mark has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years in […]

Blue Skies welcomes singing legend as its new patron

Hospital charity Blue Skies has announced it’s high-profile new patron – singing legend Alfie Boe. The Blackpool-born tenor is best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables and more recently his Vegas shows with Michael Ball. As patron, one of Alfie’s first roles is to support the launch of the charity’s […]