Youngsters get a chance to get their teeth into dental career

Fylde coast youngsters are being given the chance to join a course that has so far seen 100% of all students secure jobs. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has spaces left on its award winning dental nurse cadet programme which starts in September and delivers high quality training to 16 to 18 years olds […]

Artificial eye service opens its doors as part of centenary celebrations

An open day to mark 100 years of a Fylde coast organisation attracted visitors from far and wide. The National Artificial Eye Service based on Bristol Avenue, Bispham, held the first of two open days it is hosting this summer to mark its centenary year and patient Mario Thompson travelled from as far as Oxford to see […]

Patients award for health care excellence – get your entries in

Outstanding NHS employees are honoured annually at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Celebrating Success Awards ceremony – and we are asking patients, carers and members of the public to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to care for patients and their families. Last year more than 100 nominations were made for […]

Video – Flashmob surprise at Blackpool hospital

Patients and visitors were treated to a Flashmob spectacular at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as staff used the performance to raise awareness of Learning at Work Week. The dancers took visitors by surprise when music flooded the main entrance to the hospital and about 25 members of staff joined the choreographed routine. The event was planned […]

Patients to benefit from £408,000 outpatients area

Patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are to benefit from a new £408,000 outpatients area.  Work starts this week on the development, which was given the green light after £200,000 was donated to the scheme by the hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. The scheme will modernise the current outpatients area at the hospital with a […]

Trust wins national Palliative Care Team of the Year Award

A national Palliative Care Team of the Year Award has been won by a team from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Beating off tough competition from around the UK, the Trust’s End of Life and Palliative Care Team won the British Medical Journal (BMJ) award for the way in which it has transformed end […]

Research team recruits 12,500 patients to clinical trials

An amazing 12,500 patients have taken part in clinical trials at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is thanking participants as it prepares to mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Michelle Stephens, Head of the Research and Development Department at the Trust, said: “Every month we record […]

Patients to benefit from new community pharmacy scheme

Patients leaving hospital are set to benefit from a new scheme that ensures they get the best use out of their medicines. Reports suggest that many patients see their conditions deteriorate after leaving hospital because they struggle to use their medicines correctly and this scheme aims to reduce those issues across the Fylde coast and […]

Mr Rajeev Tanawade and Susan Wharton

Swift acting Blackpool surgeon saves patient’s sight

  A BLACKPOOL Teaching hospital vitreoretinal surgeon has saved the sight of a Kirkham woman. Mr Rajeev Tanawade, also a consultant ophthalmologist, acted quickly when scar tissue was found in Susan Wharton’s left eye following corrective surgery for a torn retina and operated on the eye within days. Civil servant Susan was amazed at the […]

Fylde coast diabetes specialist honoured for work with children in Africa

A children’s diabetes specialist from Blackpool has been honoured for his work to help youngsters with the disease in Africa. Dr Mohammed Ahmed, a specialist in childhood diabetes at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, recently spent three weeks in Nigeria to share his knowledge and experience with healthcare professionals in the country and received […]