Patients enjoy “horsing around’’ at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

THERE were miles of smiles at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today as patients got to meet some special visitors. Three American miniature pets as therapy horses visited the wards at the hospital to interact with patients on a wide range of wards. This was the latest visit from the always popular horses owned by KL Pony […]

Fast, safe and effective hospital discharges

Patients are benefiting from a safer and faster discharge system being piloted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Home First is a fully supported discharge method which is getting people the care they need within the community while freeing up bed spaces and reducing readmissions. Occupational therapist and physiotherapy manager, Charlotte Stubbs, explained: “Home First is a […]

Stepping out to better health for leg ulcer patients

A programme has been set up to provide leg ulcer patients with knowledge on how to manage their condition. The programme, in partnership with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wyre Borough Council and local GP Practices was introduced last summer to improve leg ulcer care provided to patients living in Thornton and Poulton-le-Fylde. Jo […]

Trust holds special event to celebrate Blackpool’s future talent

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals has held an event to recognise apprentices working across the Trust in line with National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s first Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the often inspirational  work apprentices do across the Trust and how important their roles are in the NHS workforce. Managers across the Trust were encouraged to nominate apprentices in […]

Blackpool dental professional is filling in her spare time

Oral Health Educator Helen Kellett is all smiles as she waves goodbye to her career in dental health. Helen, who retired this week, has been devoted to the dental profession and spent her career working in a variety of roles across Lancashire. She has worked in dentistry for 44 years and 19 of those have […]

Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Blackpool skating star Dan opens new hospital assessment unit

DANCING on Ice star Dan Whiston took a day out of his busy schedule to open a newly refurbished unit at Blackpool Victoria hospital. The Fylde Coast star opened the new Pro Operative Assessment area at the hospital which will be a huge boost to patients across the area. He was enticed to the event […]

Ice scrapers for warm hearted people!

As the cold snap bites, Blackpool hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, has the perfect solution to give you a warm glow. The saying ‘cold hands, warm heart’ is never truer than when you buy an ice scraper to help get you and your car through the winter weather while raising funds for patients at […]

Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting

People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to see local NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the CCG offices at NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019. […]

National award for Blackpool NHS training team

A Fylde coast NHS training team has received a national award. The Health Informatics Education and Training Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received the Silver award from the NHS Digital Training Service Accreditation (TSA) scheme. The scheme involves the training service being externally assessed by NHS Digital TSA assessors. The assessment […]