Are you ready to get Set For Surgery?

Patients waiting for treatment in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being asked to get ‘Set For Surgery’ thanks to an innovative new programme encouraging healthier lifestyles. The Set For Surgery programme is a unique system that allows GP surgeries to link up with the hospitals providing treatment for their patients and gives patients targeted actions […]

Critical Care colleagues get first look at new unit

A new Critical Care Unit, which brings together the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals High Dependency Unit and Intensive Care Unit is set to be the next phase of the Emergency Village opening. The Emergency Village development is focused on upgrading facilities and adding capacity, enhancing patient experience. Plans will see a new Critical Care building constructed […]

Stop smoking

James aims for smoke-free Fylde Coast in new leadership role

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Inpatient Smokefree Service has expanded with the appointment of a new service lead, James Dewhurst. James, who previously worked within the Trust’s Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit as its data analyst, is now guiding and developing a team of specialist stop smoking practitioners. This team works to identify inpatients who smoke and […]

Positive patient feedback for Trust cancer services

A national survey of patient experiences on cancer services has reported a number of improvements for teams at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The 2021 National Cancer Patient experience survey (NCPES) results, which were published last week, revealed improvements in the majority of questions, with the overall rating of cancer services at the Trust […]

Family and Friends Feedback now available in a range of languages

The Trust’s Family and Friends feedback forms are now available in seven languages following a successful quality improvement project which aimed to increase accessibility to allow all communities to voice their views to help us make improvements as a Trust. Family and friends feedback (FFT) aims to capture feedback from all patients so that as […]

Steve Fogg, Chairman

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Seeking New Public Governors – Notice of Election

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is reshaping the future of healthcare on the Fylde coast and is now looking for a new cohort of Public Governors to play a key role in that journey. Public Governors at the Trust represent their respective local constituencies, support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making processes in how it develops and […]

Mandatory mask wearing

Wearing a mask at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be mandatory once again from Monday, 11 July.  Due to the increase in COVID in our communities and a rise in the number of clinical and non-clinical colleagues currently on sick leave, a review of our current Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures has taken place. As a […]

Steve Fogg, Chairman

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals seeking new Public Governors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is reshaping the future of healthcare on the Fylde coast and is now looking for a new cohort of Public Governors to play a key role in that journey. Public Governors at the Trust represent their respective local constituencies, support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making processes in how it develops and […]

‘It’s the most natural thing in the world’ say breastfeeding support team

On National Breastfeeding Week we are showcasing the very special talents of a team who are dedicated to supporting mums in the very first days of their breastfeeding journey. Sarah Charnock and Loreto Iglesias-Rubianes provide peer support as part of Lancashire County Council’s Families and Babies service (FAB). The team giving guidance and advice to […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital's Cardiac Centre

Blackpool at the heart of ECHO push

Patients from Blackpool and across Lancashire and South Cumbria have benefitted from an elective recovery scheme which saw hundreds of additional echocardiograms take place. The push saw almost 800 patients seen across four trusts; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. The ‘echothon’, which took place on […]