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 […]

Special thank you for neonatal care

TWO dads were so overwhelmed by the care their new-born babies received at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Neonatal Unit that they were determined to do something to give back to the staff who had done so much for them. Richard Darby and Tim Lee are both members of Lytham Round Table and the group chose to […]

Festive fun at the Christmas markets

The Medical Education department have recently held their annual Christmas markets in the Education Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to offer staff and visitors an opportunity to meet Santa, enjoy tasty food and to buy Christmas presents. The markets were organised by the medical students at Blackpool and Hayley Turner from the undergraduate team in […]

Trust Takeover Day gives youngsters an insight into NHS careers

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has vouched to support younger people with their careers into the NHS. The Trust was recently involved in ‘Takeover Challenge’ which is an annual initiative to provide youngsters the opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of areas within the different services and teams in the NHS. Rebecca […]

Bobby and Yvonne Ball back hospital charity’s Christmas campaign

ONE of the Fylde coast’s most recognisable faces is leading an appeal to give hospital patients a gift this Christmas. Comedian and actor Bobby Ball and his wife Yvonne have become patrons to the Blue Skies, Hospitals Fund, the official charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and this week launched their Give a Gift […]