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 […]

Caring staff at hospital help the homeless at Christmas

Ward 24 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are collecting items for Blackpool Food Bank to support the homeless during the Christmas period. The idea came from Ward Manager, Helen Taylor, who wanted to try out a different idea with her team. A Ward Assistant, Mel Young said: “All the staff have been bringing in food, toiletries, […]

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 […]

Stopping fractures developing with Blackpool osteoporosis campaign

A campaign to reduce bone fractures has been launched at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The campaign, known as “Stop at One,” has been set up through the Royal Osteoporosis Society and launched in various hospitals across the country with the aim of reducing the amount of fractures patients have. Ben Black, Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at […]

Empowering Blackpool cancer patients with calendar launch

CALENDARS featuring positive images and messages from cancer patients across the Fylde coast have been launched for 2020. The ‘With Cancer I Can’ calendars have been produced by the Macmillan team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and can be purchased for a donation in the Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The idea for the calendar […]

#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 […]

Open Days help boost nurse recruitment in Blackpool

Another successful recruitment event has been held recently at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to give staff an opportunity working in arguably the busiest areas in the hospital. The Unscheduled Care Division manages patients with unplanned care and covers a wide range of wards, including Intensive Care, the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical […]

A new chapter for Blackpool delivery suite manager

The maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has welcomed a new face to the team, Holly Martinez who is the new Delivery Suite Manager. Holly qualified as a midwife in 2005 and has worked at various hospitals in England, but she has now moved back to her roots and plans to enhance the birth experience […]

Joining together to support bereaved families in Blackpool

CARING staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and charities across the Fylde coast have supported the national Baby Loss Awareness Week campaign to support bereaved families. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place every October in the UK  and seeks to provide comfort and awareness to those who have been affected by losing a baby. An awareness […]

Presentation award for Blackpool Nurse Consultant

NURSE Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Trust, Sharon Mawdsley, received an award for the Best Oral Presentation at the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Conference. Sharon beat off tough competition to win this prestigious award which is judged by the IPS Scientific Programme Committee. Her presentation related to the Trust’s […]