Patient Text Reminders for Children’s Hearing Services

Children’s Hearing Service launches text reminders Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has launched a text reminder service for its Children’s Hearing Service in a bid to reduce missed appointments On average one in five patients miss their appointments without informing the service in advance. Each missed appointment costs the NHS £160 per appointment but more importantly, it […]

Sam’s Superheroes

‘Sam’s Superheroes’ donates hundreds of bags to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Children’s wards. Sam’s Superheroes was founded by Rachel Liew in 2021 to create an ever-lasting legacy for Sam, her much-loved son who in passed away in May 2021, aged five years old. Sam’s love of superheroes is at the heart of the charity and this […]

How patient feedback shaped new Critical Care Unit

The Trust’s brand new Critical Care Unit received an official opening this week, with wide-ranging improvements and state-of-the-art facilities. The new unit puts patient care and experience front and centre, and has been shaped and developed taking into consideration the thoughts and feedback of those patients and families who had previously been in the hospital […]

BTH patients benefit from Robotic Process Automation

Robotics and automation bring benefits for patient care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has introduced a state-of-the-art IT tool to help colleagues spend less time on administration tasks and more time with patients. The Robotic Process Automation Tool (RPA) has been introduced by the Trust’s ICT team for a range of projects. The tool can be used to automate repetitive processes – examples include back […]

Trust’s new Critical Care Unit opens

Some of the region’s sickest patients will benefit from a brand new, state-of-the-art critical care unit, which has opened at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week, as part of the second phase of the £25m Emergency Village project. The new unit, which includes 16 single-patient rooms, has been designed to provide the very best care and […]

Kath Benson, becomes new Mayor of Blackpool

NHS employee, Kath Benson, becomes new Mayor of Blackpool and pledges to focus on community. Kath Benson, Home Support Worker, who has been working at Blackpool NHS for 33 years has followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming the new Mayor of Blackpool. Elected on the 18 May 2022, 35 years after her late father […]

Endoscopy collaboration aims to reduce waiting lists

Endoscopy patients at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will have a shorter waiting time for procedures thanks to an innovative partnership which will see a modular unit based on Blackpool’s Stanley Park. The partnership, between the hospital Trust and Remedy Healthcare Solutions commenced at the start of August, when Remedy staff began working alongside existing Blackpool Teaching […]

Pathology VIP opens Trust’s new lab

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals received a VIP guest of honour on Wednesday, when Dr Michael Osborn, President of the Royal College of Pathologists officially opened the Trust’s new histology laboratory. The new laboratory has dedicated sections for a range of different laboratory activities. The lab also has bespoke specialist equipment, more adequate space for the department’s […]

Brand new Critical Care Unit set for opening

The Trust’s Critical Care teams are making preparations to move to their brand new state-of-the-art facility. You can take a sneak preview of the new Critical Care Unit and the next phase of the Trust’s Emergency Village plan by watching our video, which also includes the thoughts of Dr Rob Thompson, Critical Care Lead on […]