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 […]

Trust recognises work of volunteers

The Trust held an event to recognise and commend the tireless work from the volunteers at the hospital. A special recognition event was held in the Restaurant for the volunteers who were all treated to a buffet lunch and certificates presented by Chief Executive Wendy Swift and Chairman, Pearse Butler along with Non Executive Director, […]

Christmas market is full of festive fun

THERE was festive fun for all when the Trust’s Education Centre staff held their annual Christmas market this week. The Christmas markets were put together by the medical students and staff from the undergraduate team in the Medical Education department with all funds raised going to local charities Trinity Hospice, Brain House and Blue Skies […]

Hospital charity boss outlines future hopes

MICHAELA Redfearn – known as Kila to most people – is the new head of fundraising for the hospitals’ charity, Blue Skies. And she is a woman on a mission to support and develop Blue Skies so it can help Blackpool Teaching Hospitals become ‘world class’ in patient care. She also wants to recruit an […]

Hospital staff make pledges for #FabChangeWeek

Are you ready for Fab Change Week? Everyone and anyone can choose to make the NHS, primary care and social care better and today, our staff have been pledging just that! Fab Change Week is a grassroots movement that asks anyone who engages with the NHS, primary care and social care, to make a change […]

Crime writer visits Trust as part of reading scheme

BLACKPOOL Victoria Hospital played host to a well-known crime novelist last week as part of a special scheme. Nick Oldham visited the hospital as part of a literacy event Reading Ahead, which aims to get more adults to enjoy reading. Nick has written a number of books including Nightmare City, Bad Blood and the screenplay […]

Join us for our Dementia Awareness Days!

Don’t forget to join us at our events this week as part of #DAW2017 #DementiaAwarenessWeek! Tomorrow, May 18, Clifton Hospital will be hosting the latest Fylde Coast Dementia Hub, 10am-3pm. The event will be opened by comic and actor Bobby Ball and there will be a host of services offering help and advice. Blackpool Victoria […]

Blackpool event exposes shocking reality of modern slavery

Horrific abuse uncovered by ‘modern slavery’ experts was highlighted at a national conference in Blackpool. One of the many vulnerable victims of this cruel and calculated crime was described as resembling a concentration camp victim due to the years of physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse he had suffered. His case was typical as he […]

How our staff play their part in the Trust’s Strategy

  We have launched a new campaign to highlight how every member of our staff plays their part in our ‘Together we can…’ Strategy. We are producing a poster a day for the next few months highlighting members of staff whose work helps us achieve one or more of our ambitions of improving patient experience, […]