Fast, safe and effective hospital discharges

Patients are benefiting from a safer and faster discharge system being piloted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Home First is a fully supported discharge method which is getting people the care they need within the community while freeing up bed spaces and reducing readmissions. Occupational therapist and physiotherapy manager, Charlotte Stubbs, explained: “Home First is a […]

New cardiac treatment gives St Annes grandad a life without fear

A 78-year-old grandad has told how he woke up in Blackpool Victoria Hospital with a massive cloud of fear lifted from his shoulders. Former hotelier, Michael Phillips, from St Annes, said he worried that his heart condition could cause a major stroke at any time. But this week he became the first patient at the hospital’s […]

Dream holiday turns into tragedy for Lytham St Annes couple

It should have been the trip of a lifetime for Lytham St Annes couple, Paul and Maria Mahon. The couple had taken very early retirement, their house had been sold, possessions put in storage and their cars left at an auction house. Paul and Maria, both in their early 50s, had been training for their […]

Sepsis deaths halved at Blackpool hospital

The number of sepsis deaths at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been halved through innovative changes to treatment methods. Following a year of intensive work, the death rate from the disease has been dramatically reduced through major changes to diagnosis and treatment. In 2014 the hospital’s sepsis mortality rate was the third worst in the country […]

New vacancy: IRIS Advocate Educator

IRIS Advocate Educator     £25,870 PA                             37.5 hours per week (flexible work pattern to include evenings and weekend)) In partnership with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IRISi interventions Fylde Coast Women’s Aid are pleased to advertise this exciting new post. The Advocate Educator will support and provide on-going training for health professionals in […]

Blackpool community group improves mental health care for children

CHILDREN in Blackpool can now access mental health services in a safe environment away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital thanks to a number of dedicated professionals coming together to offer weekly groups in the community. Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s CASHER team and Blackpool Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) are working in partnership […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals celebrates clinching national award

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is celebrating after winning a national award Communications Officer, Alma Stewart, won the Everyday Hero Award,  Corporate Functions category, at the Unsung Hero Awards – the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff and volunteers. Alma said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits to win the award, especially as […]

Leading role for Trust consultant at Blackpool

A TRUST consultant has been appointed to a senior role within a prestigious national body. Mr Amal Bose, a Cardiothoracic Consultant in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, has been appointed as treasurer to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery In Great Britain and Ireland. The appointment means he becomes an executive member of the board at the […]

Supporting Blackpool’s children in need

A room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been designed to help children in their counselling sessions feel more relaxed in a more comfortable environment. The room will be used by the Child & Adolescent Support & Help Enhanced Response (CASHER) team, made up of mental health nurses, CAMHS practitioners, safeguarding nurses, paediatric nurses, health visitors […]

Michelle’s dedication at Blackpool Victoria Hospital leads to a national award

THE Trust’s Workforce Coordinator, Michelle Pearson, has received an award from the Prince’s Trust for her work and dedication to get young people into work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A scheme, set up by the Prince’s Trust and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, offers programmes across Lancashire to young people aged between 16-25 and Blackpool […]