Success for BTH e-Rostering team

The Trust’s e-Rostering team has been shortlisted for the Allocate Software ‘Operational Rostering Excellence’ Award. This award is in recognition of the work undertaken by the team to roll out Safecare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Safecare system enables staff members to take the steps required to ensure adequate staffing levels on each shift to […]

Blackpool nurse highlights the importance of life-saving organ donation campaign

A Staff Nurse working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has spoken of the importance of registering for organ donation after a donated heart saved her son’s life. Anne Alderson, from Thornton, who has worked in the gynaecology department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for four years, has lived through the donation journey after son […]

Implementing Same Day Emergency Care

Under the NHS Long Term Plan, all hospitals with a Type 1 Emergency Department like Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will provide Same Day Emergency Care for medical and surgical services for a minimum of 12 hours a day, seven days a week, ideally operating during peak demand times. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will meet […]

Now is time to work for better health with online directory

Residents of Blackpool Fylde and Wyre are being urged to improve their physical and mental health by joining one of 3,000 groups promoted on the FYi directory. The FYi Directory provides a comprehensive list of more than 3,000 local services, support groups, childcare providers, and activities. A partnership venture started in 2017 between the Fylde […]

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Support for veterans for the emerging situation in Afghanistan

The news from Afghanistan will significantly impact many people in our armed forces and veterans community. The Military Veterans’ Service for Lancashire are there to support you and any mental health difficulties you may be experiencing. Strong emotional reactions are normal and there is no right or wrong way to feel about the emerging situation. […]

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals win ‘full business case’ approval for new Emergency Village

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents are guaranteed to benefit from enhanced emergency and critical care development thanks to agreed funding from NHS England and NHS Improvement. The Emergency Village and Critical Care development, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will benefit from £13million towards the scheme which will encompass a three storey purpose built unit for […]

New Blackpool Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre opens for patients

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT), in collaboration with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, has launched a new Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre (MHUAC) in Blackpool. The MHUAC officially opened on 10 May and is located next to the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where work is underway to create an Emergency Village, enhancing […]

Donna Hargreaves, Practice Development Sister at Clifton Hospital

First Practice Development Sister supports Clifton staff

Clifton Hospital has welcomed a new member to the team who will be supporting staff training across the Lytham St Annes site. Donna Hargreaves, Clifton’s first Practice Development (PD) Nurse, is now on hand to provide the same quality training and education opportunities as colleagues across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Donna has been […]

How Speech and Language therapists are helping Covid patients

PATIENTS recovering from Covid are being helped by a small group of specialist therapists at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ella Vickers, a Speech and Language therapist in the Trust’s Speech and Language Therapy team, is helping Intensive Care patients, including those with Covid-19, to be able to swallow food and drink once they […]