£100,000 investment to help reduce lung cancer testing waits

PATIENTS across the Fylde coast are to benefit from new equipment that will reduce the wait to receive lung cancer test results. The equipment, which means molecular testing of lung cancers can take place on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site rather than be sent away, was bought following £100,000 of funding from NHS England through […]

Trust hosts regional ophthalmic seminar

THE Trust was delighted to host a regional seminar held by the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) this week. The seminar was a workshop for clinicians, managers, commissioners and IT leads involved in ophthalmology services from across the region to look at the developments of ophthalmic patient records systems with speakers from a number of Trusts […]

Delight as Ann named ‘star nurse’

    A supportive and dedicated Blackpool Victoria Hospital ward manager has received a coveted national award. Ann Wimperis, Ward Manager of Ward 26 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by staff nurse Liz Goostry, who praised Ann for her support for colleagues on the ward. […]

Lancashire bowel cancer screening team to present at international conference

THE innovative work of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme’s health promotion team is to be featured at a leading European conference in Austria. Members of the team, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will be talking at the World Endoscopy Organisation’s Expert Working Inequalities Group Meeting about their new “Call for a Kit’’ initiative. The […]

Trust promotes the importance of nutrition and hydration

The Trust took part in the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week recently. It was the result of a national collaboration between the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and the Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) and was designed to raise awareness of the malnutrition and dehydration in the UK. Statistics show that one in […]

Trust well represented at national  physiotherapy conference

The Trust was well represented at the Physiotherapy UK 2018 conference in Birmingham. Physiotherapists  Simon Hayward, Lisa Hayward and Chloe Tait attended the conference held each year organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Simon said: ” Between us we had four posters which we presented. “Chloe’s poster was about her thoracic surgery service evaluation […]

Stroke unit raises the bar in stroke care

In preparation for Stroke Awareness Day on October 29, Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Stroke Unit has been highlighting their very varied patient care. Ward Manager, Leanne Macefield, said: “We are very proud of the care we provide in our combined acute and rehabilitation Unit. “Patients come on to the ward having suffered a stroke. Depending on […]

Thousands of poppies donated for hospital WW1 Centenary project

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have received thousands of handmade poppies as part of a World War 1 Centenary memorial project. 28,000 knitted and crocheted poppies have been donated over the year-long ‘#TheGreatBTHKnit’ campaign by volunteers from around the Fylde coast and from as far away as Canada. The poppies will feature in an 18 foot high […]