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 […]

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 […]

The right time and plaice for kind donation to hospital ward

A generous donation from local fishmongers was given to a ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to praise hard working staff. Kildavanan Seafoods Limited from Fleetwood wanted to give a donation of £350 to Ward 26 after seeing ward staff complete the Memory Walk in Blackpool in September. Gemma Smith, Ward Manager, said: “The donation was […]

OBE for “inspirational’’ Blackpool nurse

AN inspirational nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to nursing.  Sabila Johnson is the Ward Manager of Ward 25 at the hospital and has been honoured for her dedication to the profession. She said: “I am obviously honoured to receive this award but […]

Bringing festive fun to patients in Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Being in hospital over Christmas isn’t all that bad… especially if you are treated to lovely presents. A ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is pulling out all the stops to make Christmas a special time for patients and families having to spend their special days in hospital. Gemma Smith, a ward manager at Blackpool Victoria […]

Fylde coast School pupils educated on health roles

YOUNGSTERS from schools across the Fylde coast visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital to learn life-saving skills and educate their peers about NHS careers. The pupils took part in the annual Youth Health Leaders event, which is now in its fifth year. Its aim is to give pupils the exposure and understanding of their health and how […]

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team We are highlighting our community teams to show the service they offer to children and their families in Blackpool and the surrounding areas. The Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team, managed by Rachel Martin, offers specialist care to children and young people aged from 0-19 and […]

Blackpool hospital takes part in International Fraud Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been embracing International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) by highlighting issues of fraud committed against the NHS. IFAW promotes the importance of counter fraud work in all organisations and raises fraud awareness across all sectors. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been participating in the week by joining the NHS Counter […]