Cavan McKenna

BTH nurse invited to national NHS celebrations

A staff nurse from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be taking part in the national NHS birthday celebrations. Cavan McKenna, 30, who works in the Haematology Unit, has been asked to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving on the anniversary of the foundation of the NHS at St Paul’s Cathedral, London on Monday, 5 July 2021. […]

Light it up Blue

Local landmarks set to ‘light it up blue’ this Saturday

Local landmarks and iconic buildings across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be ‘lighting up blue’ this Saturday to mark the 73rd birthday of the NHS. The birthday is a chance to say thank you to NHS staff, volunteers and partners and local communities following one of the most challenging years in its history. The blue […]

Trust’s Asthma Pathway praised for reducing admissions

A bespoke service for asthma patients in the Blackpool and Fylde region has been celebrated as a success after the pathway reduced hospital admissions. Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s Trust have implemented a number of additional pathways to ensure that patients receive safe and effective care, particularly by utilising the Trust’s Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) teams. […]

Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

After reaching the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, we are highlighting how our community hospital, Clifton Hospital,  has dealt with the pressures over the past 12 months in a new short series. Here is part three featuring Ward 1… Linda Broadbent, Ward 1 Manager, has been at Clifton for a total of 18 […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Pioneer New Heart Technology

The Lancashire Cardiac Centre at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust is once again leading the way with pioneering heart surgery techniques with the aim of providing better outcomes for patients in the region. The cardiac electrophysiology team at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, led by Dr Khalid Abozguia has received new catheter technology which will help patients […]

Spotlight on Clifton Hospital

After reaching the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, we are highlighting how our community hospital in St Annes, Clifton Hospital, has dealt with the pressures over the past 12 months in a new short series… Courtney Bickerdike has been the Clinical Matron at Clifton for 11 years. She said: “Clifton has dealt with […]

CQC Improvements

March 2021 The following improvements have been implemented at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals following an unannounced visit by the Care Quality Commission in January 2021. They are grouped as per the must do actions from the CQC and correlate directly to their full report which can be found here. Emergency department CQC said: The flow of […]

Jamie Harrop of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Former soldier Jamie wins Going The Extra Mile award

A former soldier who joined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to help run the vaccination programme and staff testing has been given a Going The Extra Mile award. Jamie Harrop, formerly a Captain in the Army, serving first in Logistics then ending his military career with the Parachute Regiment, joined the Trust in December last […]

A team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been praised for rolling out essential new software

Safecare roll-out team thanked

A team responsible for rolling out new staffing software to the Trust’s clinical nursing wards has been presented with a Going The Extra Mile Award. Jed Walton-Pollard, the Trust’s Deputy Director of Nursing, was nominated with his team by colleague Natalie Hill for their work on implementing and rolling out Safecare. Safecare is used to […]

Neil Berrigan of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been awarded the Going The Extra Mile award.

Neil praised for support and mentoring skills

Neil Berrigan, Clinical Skills Facilitator at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has won a Going The Extra Mile Award after being nominated by his colleagues. Neil, based in the Skills and Simulation team on the second floor of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, helps facilitate the rolling programme of training for clinical staff. Staff from across the Trust access […]