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 March 25, 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 […]

Mental health support available over the New Year

Support is available in Lancashire over the New Year period to listen and talk to people who are feeling low, worried about their mental health or concerned about someone they care about. For most people, Christmas and New Year is a happy time of year often spent celebrating at parties with loved ones. For others, […]

Complementary treats for Clifton Hospital staff

Andrea Bradley enjoys some reflexology from therapist Audrey DicksonHard working NHS staff at a St Annes hospital have been treated to some relaxing holistic therapies. AB Complementary Therapies, based at Therapy House, St Annes, treated staff at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, to a day of pamper treatments to help them relax and boost their sense […]

Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

Trust holds special event to celebrate Blackpool’s future talent

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals has held an event to recognise apprentices working across the Trust in line with National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s first Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the often inspirational  work apprentices do across the Trust and how important their roles are in the NHS workforce. Managers across the Trust were encouraged to nominate apprentices in […]

Facebook group donates to Children’s Ward

Members of the Facebook group Christmas Toy Appeal for Blackpool Victoria Hospital Children’s Wards have been thanked for an “amazing’’ donation of gifts. Sue Ridley and Michelle Green from the group visited the children’s ward at the hospital today to hand over dozens of presents for youngsters on the ward and toys for young patients. […]

Unique exhibition to celebrate Lancashire newspaper photographer

A park bench is the focal point of a “unique and wonderful” exhibition to celebrate the life of a Lancashire photographer. Following the death of her partner Mike Foster, journalist Elizabeth Gomm decided to dedicate a bench in his memory in Blackpool’s Stanley Park. Rather than just attach a plaque to remember press photographer Mike, […]

UNISON Learning Reps win award for second year

Congratulations to UNISON Learning Representatives, Jane Eyre and Bev Herring who have won an award for their work to support numeracy learning to the staff working at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for the second year in a row. The campaign, which is in partnership with National Numeracy, has been running since 2016 and has helped many […]