#TeamFyldeCoast – Day One

  This week Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are participating in the #TeamFyldeCoast improvement week in collaboration with health and care partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The exercise will build on what has been learnt responding to the pandemic, test new ways of working and ensure people have the best possible experience of health and care […]

BTH Oncology Triage Unit

Oncology Triage Unit celebrates one year since opening

A unit which opened a year ago this week to care for cancer patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has so far helped more than 800 people.  The Acute Oncology Triage Unit, within the hospital’s Oncology and Haematology Day Unit, is a dedicated facility for supporting local patients who are going through – or have already been through – treatment for cancer.  The […]

Jackie Brunton with team

Jackie is named Nurse of the Year

A nurse at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been named Nurse of the Year at the star-studded Who Cares Wins ceremony aired on Channel 4 at the weekend. Jackie Brunton, BTH’s Lead Nurse for End of Life and Bereavement Care, was one of just three people shortlisted for the category, and she attended a ceremony in […]

Ex-Premier League footballer urges people to ‘keep talking’ to reduce suicide

Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle is making an emotional appeal for people to ‘keep talking’ in a bid to stop men from taking their own lives. The 41-year-old is supporting the latest phase of Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership’s Let’s Keep Talking campaign which is being launched today – World Suicide […]

Dr James Lay has won a Going The Extra Mile Award

Duo win Trust’s Going the Extra Mile award

This week two colleagues at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are celebrating winning the Trust’s Going the Extra Mile awards. Mac Comedes was nominated for two awards in recent weeks. Mac was an adaption nurse and now a staff nurse on Ward C. Mac is described by his colleagues as an “amazing staff nurse who works well […]

David Kay's charity challenge

World record charity challenge for BTH’s David Kay

A member of staff at BTH bounced his way to a unique world record recently. David Kay spent a gruelling 17 hours making his way from Fleetwood to Lytham on a space hopper, all in the name of charity. And as well as raising vital funds David wrote his way into the Guinness Book of […]

Tents on Blackpool promenade headland

Get vaccinated when the NHS COVID-19 vaccines van returns to Fylde Coast

Anyone eligible to receive either a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has been urged to come along when the NHS vaccine van returns to the Fylde Coast next week. The van will be parked at locations in Kirkham, St Annes, Fleetwood and Staining throughout the week from 23 August 2021, with people […]

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 […]