Advertisement: Chair – Council of Governors and Board of Directors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chair – Council of Governors and Board of Directors Location: Blackpool, Lancashire Time Commitment: average 3 days per week (part-time) Remuneration: from £45,000 to £51,400 p.a. Term of Office: 3 years, subject to satisfactory appraisal. A second three-year term can be considered. Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides […]

Cash boost for Emergency Care in Blackpool

Emergency care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has received a £2,785,000 boost from the Government. Welcoming the new funding, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berenice Groves, said the cash would support work being done to create an Emergency Village and new Critical Care programme to develop a world class service for […]

Patient’s zest for life inspires medics

Peggy Gair is 91 next month and she’s certainly not about to let a global pandemic or a faulty heart valve get in her way! Just days after undergoing aortic valve surgery Peggy is up and about and ready to be discharged from the Lancashire Cardiac Unit based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. “I had been […]

Help for grieving families

DEATH and grief are difficult experiences, but when they take place under the challenging circumstances of a Coronavirus pandemic the increased trauma can seem debilitating. Team across the End-of-Life and Palliative care teams across Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Trinity Hospice want to ensure that all those struggling with loss get the support they need. Lead […]

Seamstresses to the rescue to provide scrubs for NHS staff

More than 100 sewing stars answered a call from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to make much-needed scrubs during the Covid-19 outbreak. Following a shout out on Facebook, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Representative and Staff Side Chair, Maggy Heaton, was inundated with offers of help. Maggy said: “The Covid crisis brought about a […]

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The use of face coverings when coming to our sites

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation, we are introducing new measures at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe. From […]

Teenager replaces smile hidden by mask

Lytham schoolgirl, Keira Bowman really wanted to help when she heard the masks and visors clinicians have to wear during the Coronavirus pandemic might frighten children. And what makes the 16-year-old’s visors extra special is that each one depicts a smile to replace the one hidden by the surgical mask. Keira, a pupil at AKS […]

Technology helps patient discharges

ONE side effect from the Coronavirus pandemic has been the change in use of technology and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals hopes to capitalise on this to improve the patient experience for some frail, elderly people. As organisations have become more used to communicating using remote methods, the Trust has taken on Digital Nurse Champion, Helena Palin, […]

COVID-19: Advice for people shielding

NEW Government advice has been updated for people who are shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government has this week relaxed some of the shielding measures to allow those who have been shielding to go out once a day and, if they live alone, to see one person from outside their household. Social distancing must be […]