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 […]

Rapid testing technology cuts COVID diagnosis to less than 15 minutes

Newly released rapid testing functionality at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will allow patients to receive COVID-19 test results in less than 15 minutes, ensuring a safer and streamlined patient flow across the Trust. The ‘Abbott ID Now Point of Care Testing’ equipment has emerged as a critical piece of kit in the Trust’s fight against outbreaks […]

Kelly goes the extra mile

Sister Kelly Dunning from Ward 8 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has received a Going The Extra Mile award for her ‘big heart and high standards.’ Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can nominate colleagues for the award, which is an opportunity to sing the praises of someone who has gone the extra mile […]

Fylde coast domestic abuse campaign wins national award

AN INITIATIVE to help victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic has won a national award. Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Safeguarding Team won the Patient Safety Improvement category at this year’s Nursing Times Awards 2020, the leading nursing awards in the country. The team, working collaboratively with Lancashire Constabulary and Fylde Coast […]

Norma says farewell to nursing after 51 years

A long serving nurse from Blackpool is finally hanging up her uniform after a staggering 51 years. Norma Greenall, 72, from Bispham, is looking forward to a celebratory Caribbean cruise as a little bit of luxury in her retirement. Former Montgomery High student Norma qualified in 1969 at the Blackpool School of Nursing which was […]

Macmillan Cancer Information staff there to help Fylde coast patients

People living with cancer in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre can still access vital information and support from a dedicated team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service continues to help families affected by the disease during the COVID-19 pandemic with telephone and online support. And anyone attending an appointment in the […]

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 […]