Mum’s joy at medical wonder

  There is nothing all that unusual about a 16-year-old becoming a bridesmaid. But for Kirkham mum Paula Fallows it’s a day she never thought she would see. Paula’s daughter Katie Wright has endured all kinds of difficulties as a severe epilepsy sufferer. The condition left Katie with a number of different types of seizure […]

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All welcome to attend Tinnitus Awareness Week event

Everyone is welcome to attend a special seminar as part of national Tinnitus Awareness Week. The seminar entitled ‘Tinnitus: What is it and what can be done for it?’, is open to the public and staff and will be held at the Cardiac Lecture Theatre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday, February […]

Wendy Swift appointed Interim Chief Executive of Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced that Wendy Swift will take over as Interim Chief Executive when Gary Doherty leaves the organisation. Gary will leave the Trust on February 12, 2016 and start his new role as Chief Executive at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on February 29, 2016. Wendy is currently the […]

Workforce event highlights training and recruitment opportunities

Success stories and development opportunities were in the spotlight at an event for staff of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Teams providing employment, training, occupational therapy, apprenticeships, mentoring, learning and development handed out information to staff on Wednesday, January 20, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Karen Hodgson, Workforce Development Manager for the Trust, said: “The event was about […]

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Concert in memory of conductor will help dementia care

An evening of popular classical music is being held to remember a well-known maestro on the Fylde Coast, and to help raise money for local dementia care. Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is organising the event in partnership with local orchestra, Fylde Sinfonia. The concert, to be […]

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Research study will look at postnatal depression

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Research and Development department is promoting a research survey on ‘The impact of creative interventions on symptoms of postnatal depression’. If you would like to take part please click on the following links for more information. For women who are six to nine months pregnant please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/mothertobe Women whose babies are […]

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End of Life educator wins special award

End of Life Educator, Lorraine Tymon, was honoured with a special hero award after going the extra mile to help a woman whose dad was dying. Lorraine was nominated for a Radio Wave Hero in the Community Award after she helped Lisa Donoghue, whose beloved dad was dying. Lisa and Lorraine had known each other […]

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Staff shine at Celebrating Success Awards

Outstanding NHS employees were honoured at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ annual Celebrating Success Awards ceremony. Patients, carers, members of the public and NHS workers nominated staff who had gone above and beyond the call of duty to care for patients and their families. The glittering awards ceremony was held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter […]

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NHS Staff praised at awards

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals staff who have provided excellent patient care, gained personal achievements or given long service to the NHS have been honoured at a special celebration. The Staff Achievements Awards ceremony recognised 128 workers who had served 20 years in the NHS as well as more than 60 staff who achieved new qualifications throughout […]

Trust scoops awards for excellence in research

A research panel leader from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has won a North West research award for her Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI). May Griffiths from Blackpool scooped her award at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards on Monday, November 30. May has been involved in PPI research for more than […]