Nursing – The best profession in the world

On International Nurses Day, Pete Murphy, Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP & Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the opportunity to celebrate what he calls ‘the best profession in the world’. The Trust is enjoying a day of celebration and appreciation for our brilliant nursing community and taking a moment to recognise their achievements, […]

Chief Executive opens new clinic

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child was guest of honour last month as the Sexual Health Service opened a new clinic at Fatima Health Centre in Preston. The region’s sexual health clinics have been provided at Royal Preston Hospital since 1991 during which time the service has increased the availability of appointments and now […]

Trust Director Steve Christian

Trust welcomes new director

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has appointed experienced NHS leader Steve Christian as its Director of Strategy and Transformation.  Steve joins from Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust where he was a board member, serving as Chief Integration Officer. Prior to that he held roles within the NHS including Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer […]

Statement from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Below is a statement from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in relation to today’s news from Lancashire Constabulary. Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with all of the families involved with and connected to the case, which has been ongoing for a significant period […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week

New campaign will support compassion across the Fylde coast

A new campaign to empower communities across the Fylde coast to hold important conversations about death and dying with confidence is being launched this week. Compassionate Fylde Coast Communities is being spearheaded by the end-of-life care and bereavement teams at Trinity Hospice at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The campaign aims to work with […]

Celebrating our Administrative Professionals

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, and the Trust is marking the occasion by publishing all the shout-outs received by colleagues from across the organisation. As well as shout-outs, colleagues were keen to explain why they enjoy their administrative roles so much. Yolandee Wilsdon, based on the Macmillan windmill day Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, explained: “I […]

Health services available in Lancashire and South Cumbria over Easter

People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using the most appropriate NHS service. GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter weekend, including Good Friday and Easter Monday on 15 and 18 April. For any urgent care needs, patients are […]

Stop smoking

New service launches to support Blackpool Teaching Hospital inpatients to stop smoking

A new service is to launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals which will support inpatients to stop smoking. Smoking prevalence in the UK continues to fall, but in 2017/18 there were an estimated 489,300 hospital admissions attributable to smoking. Research shows that there is an increase in risk from smoking for more than 100 diseases, including […]

Jim Gardner

Dr Jim reflects on ‘extraordinary numbers of patients’ at the Trust

Earlier this week, Dr Jim Gardner, Medical Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust, used his weekly video blog to talk about some of the incredible pressures which the Trust is currently facing in both the Emergency Department, and also across the Trust with discharging patients. You can read Dr Jim’s comments on the pressures below. […]

Neuro-Developmental Pathway collects research prize

Led by Professor Morris Gordon, the Neuro-Developmental Pathway Programme was the winner of the Research, Quality and Innovation Award at this year’s Celebrating Success Awards. The Neuro-Developmental (ND) pathway is an assessment pathway where children and young people with symptoms associated with difficulties in the development of normal functioning are apparent in a number of […]