Empowering Blackpool cancer patients with calendar launch

CALENDARS featuring positive images and messages from cancer patients across the Fylde coast have been launched for 2020. The ‘With Cancer I Can’ calendars have been produced by the Macmillan team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and can be purchased for a donation in the Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The idea for the calendar […]

Fylde coast School pupils educated on health roles

YOUNGSTERS from schools across the Fylde coast visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital to learn life-saving skills and educate their peers about NHS careers. The pupils took part in the annual Youth Health Leaders event, which is now in its fifth year. Its aim is to give pupils the exposure and understanding of their health and how […]

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team

#BTHTeamFocus: Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team We are highlighting our community teams to show the service they offer to children and their families in Blackpool and the surrounding areas. The Children’s Community Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy Team, managed by Rachel Martin, offers specialist care to children and young people aged from 0-19 and […]

Blackpool hospital takes part in International Fraud Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been embracing International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) by highlighting issues of fraud committed against the NHS. IFAW promotes the importance of counter fraud work in all organisations and raises fraud awareness across all sectors. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been participating in the week by joining the NHS Counter […]

A new chapter for Blackpool delivery suite manager

The maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has welcomed a new face to the team, Holly Martinez who is the new Delivery Suite Manager. Holly qualified as a midwife in 2005 and has worked at various hospitals in England, but she has now moved back to her roots and plans to enhance the birth experience […]

Patient information survey – feedback wanted

Are you happy that the Trust handle your information appropriately? Do you know how to request your information? Are you aware of the changes under the new General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on the 25th May 2018? If you would like to provide feedback please take part in our patient survey by […]

Public invited to free Fylde coast screening of critically acclaimed film

MEMBERS of the public are invited to a free screening of a popular British film based on the life of a sepsis survivor. “Starfish” tells the story of Tom Ray, a young father whose life was changed drastically after developing sepsis and stars Tom Riley as Tom and Joanne Froggatt as his wife Nicola in […]

Blackpool Mental health partnership is a success

A pilot that was introduced to respond to people experiencing mental health crisis between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance NHS Service Trust (NWAS) and Lancashire Constabulary is proving to be a huge success in providing the most appropriate care, support and treatment to people. The pilot, called Psynergy, was launched last December […]

Blackpool skin cancer patient helps former school keep sun safe

A local skin cancer patient has given a generous gift to his former school. Brian Watson, 81, helped Clifton Hospital-based Skin Cancer Co-ordinator, Michelle Forsyth provide sun hats for Westminster Primary Academy in Blackpool, by donating £400. Together with skin cancer charity Skcin, of which Michelle is the North West Ambassador, the 400 Legionnaire hats […]

Young patient gets the chance to be a scientist for a day

A YOUNG patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital was given the opportunity to be a trainee scientist for the day. Charlie Doughty, 8, from Kirkham, enjoyed a tour of the hospital’s laboratories as part of a project to give young patients an insight into what happens behind the scenes to help their treatment. The scheme is […]