Please get behind your NHS in coronavirus fight

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals chief, Kevin McGee, has asked people to get behind their NHS in the fight against coronavirus. Mr McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, today praised staff and thanked both patients and the wider public for their support. “Firstly I want to thank all our staff,” he said. “The […]

Outpatient changes at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

To keep patients, visitors and staff safe during the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are making changes to their Outpatient appointments from Monday, March 23. We aim to convert as much activity as possible to non face-to-face telephone consultations. Janet Barnsley, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “We will be contacting patients […]

Blackpool A&E celebrates best performances in North West

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reduced its ambulance handover times thanks to a special collaboration and a change in practices. ‘Every Minute Matters’ is a collaboration between the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) between fourteen North West emergency departments, and Blackpool Victoria Hospital is now in the top three in the North West […]

Meet Critical Care’s Specialist Physiotherapy Practitioner, Nicky

Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting the roles of the people who work within the Emergency Department and Critical Care as part our Emergency Village and Critical Care Development campaign. Here we meet Specialist Physiotherapy Practitioner, Nicky… Nicky Williams has an extra special role at Blackpool Victoria’s Critical Care department. As of of […]

Meet our Critical Care Lead for the Emergency Village and Critical Care Development

Dr Rob Thompson is a Critical Care Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and is also the Critical Care Lead in the Emergency Village and Critical Care Development. He qualified as a doctor in 1999. Rob is the first doctor in his family. Originally from Shropshire he studied medicine at the University of Manchester. Rob came […]

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Record number of Trust staff take part in annual NHS Survey

A RECORD number of staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in this year’s NHS Staff Survey. More than 3,100 staff completed the survey, a major increase on previous figures, giving the Trust a valuable insight into how they can make life better for its employees. The survey, during October and November […]

Guinea pigs pay surprise visit to hospital patient

Two unusual visitors paid a surprise hospital visit to their Blackpool owner, 93-year-old stroke patient Fred Walker. Staff wanted to bring a smile to the former Navy steward who has been on the Stroke Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since November. A chance conversation with Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Jenny Day, started nurses thinking about how […]

Bid to help Australian wildlife

A Blackpool radiographer and three of his friends are pounding the streets to raise cash to help animals suffering in the Australian fires. Devon Benton, 23, started a grueling ten mile a day run for ten consecutive days after seeing heartbreaking video footage of koala bears hurt in the fires. “We wanted to do something […]

Chloe is helping to reduce isolation in our communities

AN INSPIRATIONAL student nurse at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is starting the New Year by helping to reduce loneliness. Kind hearted Chloe Doherty has been working with Blackpool Victoria Hospital to set up a series of get-togethers for members of the community, incorporating various activities with important information on health and wellbeing. Chloe […]

Cancer survivor gives hospital Children’s Ward a huge boost

THE family of a brave young cancer survivor has spearheaded a campaign to boost facilities at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Children’s ward. Six-year-old Skye Brierley was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer when she was four years old and received treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Manchester Royal and even in the United States. Skye’s […]