Emergency Department team honoured in ambulance service awards

Accident and Emergency staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are celebrating after being honoured in a regional awards scheme. Blackpool Victoria Hospital was the only hospital to get through to the final of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Going the Extra Mile Awards 2016. The Blackpool team was presented with a runner-up award in the […]

Trust wins recognition in national awards

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as a finalist in a national awards scheme about the way patient and staff feedback is used to improve healthcare services. The Friends and Family Test is a way to find out from patients, quickly and anonymously, how they rate their latest experience of NHS care […]

Nominate staff for Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards

Do you know someone who is a health star? Good Morning Britain’s Health Star awards recognise the best of British healthcare and if you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help patients and families the show wants to hear about it. You could nominate a hospital consultant, a junior doctor, a mental […]

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Fylde coast health innovation scheme wins national award

An innovative project designed to make the most of video technology in the treatment of patients has been praised in a national NHS awards scheme. The scheme, which sees patients treated remotely through the use of a high quality videolink has been Highly Commended in rehabilitation section of this year’s NHS Challenge Prize awards. The […]

End of Life and Palliative Care Team shortlisted for national award

The Palliative and End of Life Care Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a national palliative care award. Dr Andrea Whitfield, Associate Medical Director and Head of Department for Palliative Medicine for the Trust, said her team was the only finalist from the North West to be shortlisted in […]

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Nominate a nurse for national award

Has a nurse, midwife, health visitor or health care assistant made a real difference to you or to a loved one’s health? Now you can say a big ‘thank you’ by nominating them for a unique award. Simply complete the entry form below to tell us how the nurse went above the call of duty and […]

Consultants’ Heart Month advice helps patients save their own lives

Would you be shocked to learn that chest pain is one of the least common symptoms of a heart attack? A team of cardiologists is determined to hammer home the message that the main symptoms to look out for are indigestion, sweating, feeling clammy, chest pressure, discomfort, arm ache, numbness, breathlessness and nausea and not, […]

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Orthopaedic hub offers streamlined patient care

The way orthopaedic patients are cared for at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has become more streamlined thanks to funding from hospital charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. A former seminar room has been transformed into an orthopaedic hub, where medical teams from different departments can join together in one place at one time to discuss a patient’s […]

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Ward staff praised after winning Fylde Coast Carers’ Award

Staff at ward 11 of Blackpool Victoria Hospital have won high profile praise – and an award – at Carers Trust Fylde Coast annual charity ball. The glittering event at the De Vere Herons Reach was attended by 400 guests and raised £15,010  to help the Blackpool based carers’ charity convert a former NHS-owned property on […]

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£4m cost of missed appointments

  Missed patient medical appointments cost more than £4m a year to Blackpool hospitals. More than 39,000 patients missed their appointments in the last 12 months costing vital funds which could have been used to ensure other patients receive timely treatment. Each new appointment costs Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on average £153 and […]