Residents are urged not to delay contacting their GP about lung cancer symptoms

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2020). People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer. The NHS is committed to providing essential cancer services during the covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the outbreak, there was a sharp drop in […]

Tribute to comic legend, Bobby Ball

The Trust has paid tribute to entertainer Bobby Ball who has sadly died. Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kevin McGee, said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Bobby Ball. “He was an amazing character, a great entertainer and a huge supporter of the Trust, its staff and our […]

Calling all knitters and sewers – can you help?

We would like to say a big thank you for your lovely donations of matching knitted and sewn hearts that are used for patients and their loved ones along with this poem that we also place in a special bag… This little heart is one of two, One is with me, The other is with […]

Eliminating Pressure Ulcers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Here we are at Eliminating Pressure Ulcer Breakthrough Series Collaborative, Learning Session 2. Ten teams have come together with a commitment to eliminate pressure ulcers for our patients both in hospital and in the community. Associate Director of Quality Improvement, Katharine Goldthorpe, welcomes everyone to the Teams meeting. This is the second learning session in […]

Patient returns to hospital with birthday cake one year on from life-saving care

A holiday maker has returned to thank staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital following a promise she made after a life-threatening incident on her 59th birthday. Last year, Julie Pigott, from St Helens, suffered an unsuspecting heart attack while on holiday in Blackpool. She told cardiac staff that she would return on her 60th birthday with […]

Trust bids farewell to nurse after 44 years of service

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s has bid farewell to one of its valued nurses after 44 years of service. Joy Swarbrick 62, from St Annes works as a practice educator and children’s community outreach sister. She is retiring after starting her career as a student nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1976. Joy said: […]

Caring for stroke patients during Coronavirus crisis

The Acute Stroke and Rehab Unit has made some extensive changes to care for those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Clare Fisher, a sister on the unit, said: “I am so proud of the staff and how we have all come together to ensure the patients are well looked after and that their relatives […]

Generous NHS staff give back to community

STAFF on a ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have donated goods to a Fylde coast food bank as a way of thanking the community for their support NHS staff have received so many kind donations of members of the public who are so grateful for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic and have been sending […]

New patient visiting restrictions during COVID-19 outbreak

New patient visiting restrictions during COVID-19 outbreak Due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in line with the Prime Minister’s instructions to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives’, it has become necessary to temporarily suspend visiting at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have not undertaken this lightly […]

Visitor guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak

New patient visiting restrictions during COVID-19 outbreak, as of April 10, 2020 Due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in line with the Prime Minister’s instructions to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives’, it has become necessary to temporarily suspend visiting at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We […]