Colleagues across the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) have started to work together to move patient records online into one seamless system. The four acute providers including Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay currently have hundreds of different ways of recording and accessing […]

Chief Executive signs NHS Smokefree Pledge

As part of the Trust’s commitment to helping smokers quit and providing smokefree environments that support them, senior executives at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals  are re-signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge. Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child, re-signed the pledge today to demonstrate her responsibility in reducing the health disparities related to smoking in our community and its overall […]

Patricia – The Little Sexy Bus

To coincide with the start of National HIV Testing Week 2023. “Be PrEped” at Renaissance UK, in partnership with Lancashire Sexual Health Services and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, launches “Patricia – The Little Sexy Bus” to promote PrEP within underserved communities across Lancashire. PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a HIV Prevention medication that, if […]

Sleeping Beauty cast brought panto fun to the children’s ward this December

The magic of Christmas came to the children’s ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this December with a flying visit from some of the Sleeping Beauty pantomime cast! Top Panto and stand-up comedy star Steve Royle led the way as the talented troupe brought festive fun, laughter and smiles all round! Two-year-old ward patient Kaya and […]

What to do if you suspect a child has scarlet fever or Strep A infection

  Many of us will experience sore throats, colds and coughs over winter which usually go away without needing any special treatment or medicines. Among these is Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection which can cause a sore and scratchy throat also known as “strep throat”, scarlet fever, or skin infections such as impetigo. Most cases […]

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 […]