Blackpool Mental health partnership is a success

A pilot that was introduced to respond to people experiencing mental health crisis between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance NHS Service Trust (NWAS) and Lancashire Constabulary is proving to be a huge success in providing the most appropriate care, support and treatment to people. The pilot, called Psynergy, was launched last December […]

Health passports issued to Blackpool children to help with consistency in care

Wellbeing passports are being issued to youngsters going through children’s health services to improve their experience of care. The passports were set up by Blackpool Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, (CAHMS) in partnership with Lancashire Mind, a charity who support mental health improvements and service users across Lancashire. Zoe Roscoe, Assistant Psychologist at Blackpool […]

A Blackpool service set up to support the vulnerable

A service established to assist patient discharge is ready for referrals. Age UK Lancashire Hospital Aftercare Service has been running for nine years, supporting patients living in Fylde in Wyre. The team has expanded and are now able to take a lot more referrals from local hospitals in order to speed up discharges. Team manager, […]

Free online mental health resource available to everyone on the Fylde Coast

A free mental health resource for people living with depression and other conditions is now available across the whole of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Big White Wall, which is available at www.bigwhitewall.com, provides a clinically safe and anonymous online community providing peer to peer support, personal assessments and self-help courses for those who need it. […]

Staff to take part in Blackpool Memory Walk

Staff from the Care of the Older Person department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are taking part in the Memory Walk in Blackpool in September. Ward Managers, Rachel Love (Ward 23) and Gemma Smith (Ward 26), have been actively encouraging staff in the division to take part and they have had a positive response with 15 colleagues […]

World’s smallest heart pump set to save lives at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Consultants at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have used an innovative device for the first time in Lancashire to perform a lifesaving procedure. The Impella Heart Pump, the world’s smallest heart pump, was purchased by Blue Skies Hospitals Fund for the renowned Cardiac Centre. Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Billal Patel and his colleague Dr Andrew Wiper were instrumental […]

Well-loved Fylde coast doctor reaches milestone anniversary

A well-loved Fylde coast doctor has celebrated a milestone anniversary in delivering hospital care. Dr Maung Maung Latt has worked at Clifton Hospital, St Annes, for 25 years and the staff held a party to celebrate. He said: “The staff had to keep the party a secret because I don’t like a fuss, but I […]

Blackpool Emergency Department introduces disability friendly scheme

THE Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has introduced a new idea to support and identify patients with learning disabilities. The new scheme is called Disability Daisy and the idea is for patients who have learning difficulties to feel comfortable knowing their additional needs are being recognised and taken care of. Sophie Jones, an Emergency […]

Blackpool Neonatal Unit launch new care model for families

The neonatal team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has launched a new caring method to support babies and their family while they are being cared for in hospital. The new care pathway, launched by neonatal sister Sarah Heydon, is called Family Integrated Care, which allows staff to become partners in care and for parents to be […]

Celebrating Success Awards – Nominations now open!

  Just One Moment of your time could make a difference to our staff. Outstanding NHS employees are honoured annually at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Celebrating Success Awards ceremony – and we are asking patients, carers and members of the public to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to care […]