Frontline staff honoured with double award win

A team of frontline staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been honoured with a double award win. The Critical Care team, clinched the Clinical Team of the Year and Chairman’s Award in the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success Awards held virtually, earlier this month. Their success was as a result of a […]

Trust holds Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Summit

The Emergency Village team held a summit this week to discuss a variety of topics ahead of the new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) currently being built and due to open in August 2022. Held at the Village Hotel, guests and speakers came from across the Trust and across the country with the NHS England […]

Keep Well by Keeping Warm in Winter

Seasonal sniffles are on the rise and as we approach the colder months, it is important now more than ever to keep well by keeping warm. After more than a year and a half of social distancing, experts have said that more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals recruiting 100 healthcare assistants

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for 100 healthcare assistants (HCAs). Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of the Trust started her career as a HCA and has encouraged people who are looking for a career in care to get in touch. She said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is thinking about […]

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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 […]

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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. […]