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 […]

Trust backs domestic abuse campaign

REPRESENTATIVES of organisations across the Fylde coast have backed a national campaign to end violence, harassment and abuse. Staff from the Trust joined forces with other organisations including Blackpool Council, Lancashire Victim Services and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid to promote White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign aims to educate and raise awareness of violence […]

Ward receives kind donation thanks to a former patient

PEOPLE  on Ward 37 are to benefit this Christmas thanks to a kind donation from the family of a former patient. The ward has received a number of specially packed gift bags that include items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap alongside gifts including magazines, puzzle books and a picture frame to help make their stay […]

NHS staff honoured for their service in recognition event

LONG serving members of staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were awarded for their dedication at a special ceremony. The Trust held its annual awards event for those staff  with more than 20 years’ NHS service and colleagues who had gone the extra mile and undertaken additional qualifications. Jane Meek, Deputy Director of […]

Trust receives kind donation in memory of a former nurse

The Trust has been donated some memorabilia in memory of a former member of staff who sadly died recently. We have been given a scarf, a badge and a picture in memory of Kathleen Whiteside. Kathleen was born in Fleetwood in 1949 and started working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as a Nursing Cadet in 1965, […]