Architect's plan of the new SDEC

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 […]

Michael Smytheman in the ED department

Off-duty Emergency Department ‘hero’ saves vulnerable patient

An off duty healthcare worker from Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been hailed a hero for helping a vulnerable member of the public avoid potentially fatal harm. Michael Smytheman, 39, an Emergency Department Assistant at the Vic, recognised a woman standing in the middle of a busy road, in obvious distress and immediately stepped in to […]

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 […]