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 […]

Architect's plan of the new SDEC

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals win ‘full business case’ approval for new Emergency Village

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents are guaranteed to benefit from enhanced emergency and critical care development thanks to agreed funding from NHS England and NHS Improvement. The Emergency Village and Critical Care development, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will benefit from £13million towards the scheme which will encompass a three storey purpose built unit for […]

MHUAC opening at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New Blackpool Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre opens for patients

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT), in collaboration with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, has launched a new Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre (MHUAC) in Blackpool. The MHUAC officially opened on 10 May and is located next to the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where work is underway to create an Emergency Village, enhancing […]

Advertisement: Chair – Council of Governors and Board of Directors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chair – Council of Governors and Board of Directors Location: Blackpool, Lancashire Time Commitment: average 3 days per week (part-time) Remuneration: from £45,000 to £51,400 p.a. Term of Office: 3 years, subject to satisfactory appraisal. A second three-year term can be considered. Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides […]

Cash boost for Emergency Care in Blackpool

Emergency care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has received a £2,785,000 boost from the Government. Welcoming the new funding, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Berenice Groves, said the cash would support work being done to create an Emergency Village and new Critical Care programme to develop a world class service for […]

Patient’s zest for life inspires medics

Peggy Gair is 91 next month and she’s certainly not about to let a global pandemic or a faulty heart valve get in her way! Just days after undergoing aortic valve surgery Peggy is up and about and ready to be discharged from the Lancashire Cardiac Unit based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. “I had been […]

Help for grieving families

DEATH and grief are difficult experiences, but when they take place under the challenging circumstances of a Coronavirus pandemic the increased trauma can seem debilitating. Team across the End-of-Life and Palliative care teams across Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Trinity Hospice want to ensure that all those struggling with loss get the support they need. Lead […]

Keira with visors

Teenager replaces smile hidden by mask

Lytham schoolgirl, Keira Bowman really wanted to help when she heard the masks and visors clinicians have to wear during the Coronavirus pandemic might frighten children. And what makes the 16-year-old’s visors extra special is that each one depicts a smile to replace the one hidden by the surgical mask. Keira, a pupil at AKS […]

Technology helps patient discharges

ONE side effect from the Coronavirus pandemic has been the change in use of technology and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals hopes to capitalise on this to improve the patient experience for some frail, elderly people. As organisations have become more used to communicating using remote methods, the Trust has taken on Digital Nurse Champion, Helena Palin, […]

COVID-19: Advice for people shielding

NEW Government advice has been updated for people who are shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government has this week relaxed some of the shielding measures to allow those who have been shielding to go out once a day and, if they live alone, to see one person from outside their household. Social distancing must be […]