Chairman Ian Johnson, Blackpool Teaching hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trust welcomes 13 new governors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the results of its latest round of governor elections. This election was to fill seats due to vacancies or terms of office ending in the following public constituencies:  Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancashire & Cumbria and in the following staff constituencies: Nursing & Midwifery, Clinical Support, Community […]

Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards shortlist announced

Our Celebrating Success judging panel has announced this year’s shortlist after working its way through a record number of excellent nominations. This year again broke all records with more than 450 entries in the eight categories that were open to nominations. The Gazette’s Patients’ Award attracted the largest number of entries with 147 nominations received […]

Invitation to attend a free health seminar on organ donation at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Members of the public are invited to attend an inspirational free presentation on Organ Donation, the latest health seminar for members of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Jo Haythornthwaite, a woman who donated her husband’s organs and Rosie Neath, who received a lung transplant, will be hosting a seminar with Lee Coulthard, Organ Donation […]

Staff strive to be healthier through workforce project

  The Trust’s Healthier Workforce team held a staff health event at Whitegate Drive Health Centre recently. It was an opportunity for staff to have their blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol levels tested by the Trust’s Occupational Health team. Staff could also sign up to Smokefreelife Blackpool for smoking cessation support, Blackpool’s healthy lifestyle service, […]

Blackpool Trust staff take up social media health challenge

  A social media challenge for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to promote an active lifestyle has been taken up by Trust staff. Using the Twitter handle @WeAHPS, the staff are aiming for a healthier lifestyle by running up stairs and taking part in other activities. A social media competition with #WeActiveChallenge started on August 1 and […]

Group gives young Fylde coast patients a powerful voice

Junior doctors gained a quirky insight into what it’s like to be a young patient during a special event at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They made pledges, played games, shared ideas and took part in discussions with young people from the Trust’s Victoria’s Voice Youth Forum on Friday, August 5. Victoria’s Voice is a group of […]

Cancer patients on Fylde coast set to see lives transformed

  A new project is set to transform the lives of cancer patients living on the Fylde coast. People receiving cancer treatment will benefit from the ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ (LWBC) initiative. Led by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Fylde and Wyre CCG, the project is being […]

Dandy gives a helping paw!

Everyone knows that dog is man’s best friend… But now dogs are being used on the Fylde coast to help in the treatment of patients. And Dandy, a six-year-old staff cross breed, is certainly making a difference to the wellbeing of patients with his gentle and charming way giving emotional, physical and therapeutic comfort to […]

Helping Fylde patients manage their health care

Fylde coast residents with long-term conditions will be supported to better manage their own health and care needs thanks to a new tool at the disposal of local healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals on the Fylde coast are among some of the first in the country to benefit from the roll-out of the Patient Activation Measure […]