Butterfly Ball helps raise funds for dementia care

A charity evening successfully fluttered by as hundreds of people attended a Butterfly Ball in aid of Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. The ball, which was inspired by the Butterfly Scheme – a national initiative to identify patients living with dementia in a sensitive and discreet way – was held at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, on […]

Trust supports growth of research in North West

A health trust is proud to be doing its bit to offer patients the opportunity to take part in research trials in the North West. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is among the six top recruiters in the region. Michelle Stephens, Head of Research and Development for the Trust, said: “The Trust is highly […]

Fab Change Day – Acute Pain Team is improving safety and care

Patients who experience acute pain after an operation can now go home much sooner thanks to a highly committed team from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The Acute Pain Team is responsible for educating hospital staff in dealing with patients in pain, monitoring specialised pain management techniques and intervening in the management of severe pain for patients […]

Fab Change Day – Nurse Practitioners’ Team reduces waiting times

  The highly dedicated Nurse Practitioners’ Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has found an innovative way of cutting the amount of time patients have to wait for a pre-operative assessment before they can be added to an operating theatre list. To celebrate Fab Change Day – a national day of collective action for staff within […]

Fab Change Day – Enhanced Recovery Team helps patients get home sooner

Innovative techniques employed by the Enhanced Recovery Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are helping patients to leave hospital sooner and recover at home. As part of Fab Change Day – a national day of collective action for staff within the NHS on October 19 – we are highlighting the Enhanced Recovery Team as a great […]

Fab Change Day – Nursing team is making positive changes for stoma patients

The Colorectal Cancer and Stoma Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has achieved some fabulous results for stoma patients before and after they leave hospital. To mark Fab Change Day – a national day of collective action for staff within the NHS on October 19 – we are highlighting this team as a great example of […]

Video shows excellent work of NHS staff on Fab Change Day 2016

  We have made a video as part of Fab Change Day – a day of collective action for improvement in the NHS. The video demonstrates a small selection of some of the great work and projects carried out by our fabulous staff. Please click on the image above to watch the presentation. We will […]

Clifton Hospital nurses set to receive award from Prime Minister

 TWO long serving nurses are being awarded for their services. Janice Booth and Geoff Dodd, who work at Clifton Hospital, are to receive a Health Champions award by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society which will be presented by Prime Minister, Teresa May, at the House of Commons next month. The pair, who have been nursing […]