Blackpool Emergency Department introduces disability friendly scheme

THE Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has introduced a new idea to support and identify patients with learning disabilities. The new scheme is called Disability Daisy and the idea is for patients who have learning difficulties to feel comfortable knowing their additional needs are being recognised and taken care of. Sophie Jones, an Emergency […]

Blackpool Nurse Consultant gains Queen’s Nurse award

A Blackpool community Nurse Consultant has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. Anne Lloyd, who works in the Adult Community Services and Long Term Conditions Division at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded the honour the by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) in a recent ceremony in London. […]

Celebrating Success Awards – Nominations now open!

  Just One Moment of your time could make a difference to our staff. 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 […]

Important mental health message from Wyre pupils

YOUNG people in Wyre have come together to raise awareness of mental health in the area’s schools. Chris Smith from youth group URPotential has worked with young people in an effort to improve mental health care and support for pupils in Wyre schools. He explained: “URPotential work with many projects across Wyre, Blackpool and Fylde […]

Blackpool healthcare worker proves anyone can be a lifesaver

A Blackpool radiology worker became a real life NHS hero when she saved the life of a patient who had a cardiac arrest. Sharon Parsons, a part time Radiology Support Worker at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, found herself in a medical emergency and had to perform CPR compressions to a patient who had become unconscious during […]

Extreme hike to raise cash for Blackpool cancer team

There is little nicer than a stroll around the Lake District on a summer’s day. But Blackpool finance assistant, Helen Willis, is taking a pleasant walk to extremes by competing in a 26-mile charity hike around Ullswater to raise funds for cancer. Mum-of-two, Helen, along with her husband, brother, sister-in-law and nephew, plan to raise […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital to stage NHS Careers advice evening

A SPECIAL event aimed at giving people advice about careers in the NHS is being held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this month.   The event, called Shaping the Future, is for a wide range of people including Year 11 high school pupils, Sixth Formers, people not in education, employment or training (NEET), people with disabilities […]

Volunteer Voices- Patient Experience volunteer, Lucy

As part of Volunteers Week 2019, we are looking at some of the roles available around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Lucy Burgess. Lucy has been volunteering at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since October 2018. The 26-year-old, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a vital support to the Trust’s Patient Experience team as […]

Top marks for NHS microbiology team

THE Microbiology Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised after collecting a national mark of quality.   The team, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has gained and maintained accreditation to internationally recognised standards following a visit from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).   Staff were praised for their professionalism after […]

Babies born on Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday get lifetime ticket

BABIES born in Blackpool on May 14 have been given lifetime admission to The Blackpool Tower as part of the historic landmark’s 125th birthday celebrations. The Tower has set a week-long programme of events to mark its special occasion and part of those celebrations include giving every baby born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on May […]