Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Fylde coast Care Certificates presented at special event

THE Trust’s quarterly Care Certificate presentation took place this week with 13 members of staff receiving their awards from Simone Anderton Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality. Karen Straw, Workforce Development Manager at the Trust, opened the event and explained how much effort goes into the Care Certificate by the staff members and how this […]

Trust leadership programme gets national attention

THE Trust’ leadership and development programme for its specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and consultants has been featured by NHS Employers. The case study breaks down the component parts of the programme to show how it has not only strengthened senior doctors’ knowledge of leadership and management, but it also improved their job satisfaction, […]

Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting

People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to see local NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the CCG offices at NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019. […]

National award for Blackpool NHS training team

A Fylde coast NHS training team has received a national award. The Health Informatics Education and Training Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received the Silver award from the NHS Digital Training Service Accreditation (TSA) scheme. The scheme involves the training service being externally assessed by NHS Digital TSA assessors. The assessment […]

New Chief Nurse for England praises Fylde coast NHS staff

ENGLAND’S new Chief Nursing Officer visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week. Ruth May visited Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the first week of her new role. She spent time shadowing the Community Rapid Response Team and the Emergency Department before touring a number of wards and departments and hosting a question and answer […]

Bringing the New Year in at home

A mum and her family who were so thankful for the care her premature baby received at the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have donated equipment to enhance care for babies. Naomi Appleby gave birth to baby Arlo at 25 weeks weighing just 1lb 12oz. She had to spend her baby’s early weeks firstly […]

Keep well during the festive period

The winter months can be challenging for the NHS, especially for urgent care services. Nationally there is an understanding that more needs to be done to encourage people to use the correct health services and to be prepared for winter. The key to the NHS working well this winter is for the public to use […]

Cancer patients provided with space to reflect thanks to funding from local charities

Cancer patients can now attend hospital in a special environment after the Swallow’s Charity and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund joined forces to provide a quiet space. Patients treated for  specialist cancer care for ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital haven’t previously had an area to reflect on some recent bad news […]