Trust well represented at national  physiotherapy conference

The Trust was well represented at the Physiotherapy UK 2018 conference in Birmingham. Physiotherapists  Simon Hayward, Lisa Hayward and Chloe Tait attended the conference held each year organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Simon said: ” Between us we had four posters which we presented. “Chloe’s poster was about her thoracic surgery service evaluation […]

Stroke unit raises the bar in stroke care

In preparation for Stroke Awareness Day on October 29, Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Stroke Unit has been highlighting their very varied patient care. Ward Manager, Leanne Macefield, said: “We are very proud of the care we provide in our combined acute and rehabilitation Unit. “Patients come on to the ward having suffered a stroke. Depending on […]

Thousands of poppies donated for hospital WW1 Centenary project

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have received thousands of handmade poppies as part of a World War 1 Centenary memorial project. 28,000 knitted and crocheted poppies have been donated over the year-long ‘#TheGreatBTHKnit’ campaign by volunteers from around the Fylde coast and from as far away as Canada. The poppies will feature in an 18 foot high […]

Trust embraces ‘CLiP’ nurse training

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is embracing a new type of nurse training. The Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) programme is being trialled in two wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to help students take ownership of their training by working more closely with their peers and having a qualified nurse mentor. Stroke Ward Manager, […]

Fylde coast health boss hits top gear for charity

A caring health trust boss organised a bike race and raised £778 for CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria. Tim Bennett, a former trustee of CancerCare in Lancaster, held the bike race on roads around Levens and Lindale in South Lakeland. Tim, the Deputy Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, organised the […]

Life saved by Trust’s care co-ordinator’s course

A Fleetwood dad says a sun awareness course saved his life. Barry Thomas, 55, had an in-situ melanoma removed before it became fatal, thanks to information provided by Skin Cancer Co-ordinator Michelle Forsyth of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Barry’s supervisors took part in a Sun Safety presentation, booked by Fylde Borough Council for […]

Lancashire Cardiac Centre offers junior medical students exposure into surgery

  CARDIAC experts in Blackpool are giving medical students a unique insight into their roles. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering young medics the chance to experience surgery from expert doctors with students from local universities given the opportunity to spend a week under a consultant’s wing to experience at first-hand what cardiothoracic […]

Trust provides sun protection for Blackpool’s vulnerable young adults

A Skin Cancer Care Co-ordinator is helping Blackpool’s most vulnerable youngsters stay safe in the sun. Michelle Forsyth, who works for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has donated bags of sun cream and information to the town’s Streetlife centre during the recent spells of hot weather. Michelle visited “The Base” on Buchanan Street, to […]

Blackpool nurse wins a Cavell Star Award

A Fylde coast nurse has won a coveted national award after being nominated by her colleagues at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Sister Lorna Heath, who works on Ward 11 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by fellow ward Sister, Lisa Asher, in recognition of her commitment to […]