Tree of Thanks

Please keep checking back to see our latest messages of thanks from patients and colleagues from around the trust. To send a virtual message of thanks please click here. Our Trees of Thanks will soon be available at the following locations: Blackpool Victoria Hospital discharge Lounge Clifton Drive waiting room South Shore Primary Care Centre […]

Self Care Week 2022

Colleagues are being encouraged to take care of their own health and wellbeing as part of national Self Care Week (14-20 November). There are things you can all do to improve your physical and mental wellbeing and incorporating the practise of self care into your everyday lives can help you to live as healthily as […]

Physio for children, Blackpool

Occupational Therapy Week

To mark Occupational Therapy (OT) Week, we asked two of our BTH colleagues, Ryan Stephenson and Zowie Pendlebury to describe what being an OT is all about and what they enjoy most about their role. Ryan, a Static Occupational Therapist, was in the Navy where he first observed OTs at work and was inspired to […]

Practice self-care for you and your family

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are looking to support people to better look after their own, and their family’s health and wellbeing. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer, but not necessarily in good health. Knowing what to do and […]

Ward 15a team recognised for improvement science success

At last week’s QI Awards there were some fantastic examples of teams using the methodology to improve patient safety and reduce harms. This year’s winners of the Improvement Science Award were Suzanne Churchill and Debbie McAteer from Ward15a, whose project had the aim of increasing the percentage of compliance of fluid balance monitoring on their […]

Trust Surgeon aiming for world cup glory

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will be hoping for success on a world scale over the next few weeks as one of their surgeons is on international duty with the England team at the Rugby League World Cup. Doug Hammond, a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Trust will be swapping patients for players through October […]

Ambulatory Care Team celebrate significant milestone

The Ambulatory Care Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have reached a significant milestone after just one year of their unit being opened, with news that they have treated their tenth stem cell transplant patient. The unit which was opened in October 2021 enables patients to have a variety of treatments, including high dose chemotherapy and […]

Clinical Quality Academy underway for second cohort

The Trust’s second cohort of Clinical Quality Academy improvers officially launched their improvement projects last week when the first session took place at Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre. Ten clinically-led teams from across all areas of the Trust will take part in a series of sessions learning the key principles of improvement science from improvement […]

‘Every birth is special’ – ‘Catching’ 40 babies as a Student Midwife

Student Midwives undertake a long list of requirements in order to meet the NMC requirements to qualify as a midwife. This includes 100 antenatal and postnatal appointments, witnessing several normal births, caring for women at risk and new-born baby checks and, arguably the most well-known, to personally “catch” forty babies. Blackpool Teachings Hospitals supports 45 […]

Ward Process Improvement Programme launch event 

The new Ward Process Improvement Programme will initially bring eight wards together to share good practice, tackle challenges that impact on all of us and learn the latest thinking in improvement science to drive positive change.   The first cohort of eight wards came together last week at a special event at the Village Hotel to […]