Please get behind your NHS in coronavirus fight

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals chief, Kevin McGee, has asked people to get behind their NHS in the fight against coronavirus. Mr McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, today praised staff and thanked both patients and the wider public for their support. “Firstly I want to thank all our staff,” he said. “The […]

Outpatient changes at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

To keep patients, visitors and staff safe during the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are making changes to their Outpatient appointments from Monday, March 23. We aim to convert as much activity as possible to non face-to-face telephone consultations. Janet Barnsley, Director of Operations at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “We will be contacting patients […]

Meet Critical Care’s Specialist Physiotherapy Practitioner, Nicky

Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting the roles of the people who work within the Emergency Department and Critical Care as part our Emergency Village and Critical Care Development campaign. Here we meet Specialist Physiotherapy Practitioner, Nicky… Nicky Williams has an extra special role at Blackpool Victoria’s Critical Care department. As of of […]

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Record number of Trust staff take part in annual NHS Survey

A RECORD number of staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in this year’s NHS Staff Survey. More than 3,100 staff completed the survey, a major increase on previous figures, giving the Trust a valuable insight into how they can make life better for its employees. The survey, during October and November […]

Guinea pigs pay surprise visit to hospital patient

Two unusual visitors paid a surprise hospital visit to their Blackpool owner, 93-year-old stroke patient Fred Walker. Staff wanted to bring a smile to the former Navy steward who has been on the Stroke Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since November. A chance conversation with Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Jenny Day, started nurses thinking about how […]

Bid to help Australian wildlife

A Blackpool radiographer and three of his friends are pounding the streets to raise cash to help animals suffering in the Australian fires. Devon Benton, 23, started a grueling ten mile a day run for ten consecutive days after seeing heartbreaking video footage of koala bears hurt in the fires. “We wanted to do something […]

Cancer survivor gives hospital Children’s Ward a huge boost

THE family of a brave young cancer survivor has spearheaded a campaign to boost facilities at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Children’s ward. Six-year-old Skye Brierley was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer when she was four years old and received treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Manchester Royal and even in the United States. Skye’s […]

Clifton Hospital to host open recruitment event on January 29, 2020

Clifton Hospital, Lytham St Annes,  is set to host a recruitment event for qualified nurses and therapists this month. The award winning hospital is inviting potential staff to tour the hospital, sample some of the patient activities such as Armchair Zumba and Clifton’s Holiday Camp, before being interviewed for the positions across all wards. Clifton […]

Hospital patients on a Hi-De-High as ward turns into holiday camp

A St Annes hospital is turning its patient day room into a holiday camp complete with its own ‘Orangecoat’ entertainer. Clifton’s Holiday Camp, based at Clifton Hospital Lytham St Annes, is a new regular entertainments programme based on activities from Pontins and Butlins by one of their former entertainers. Alma Stewart, a Communications Officer at […]

Fylde Coast leadership programme wins regional award

A programme of work designed to help health and social care professionals work better together across the Fylde Coast has won a regional award. The ‘Healthier Fylde Coast 100 Systems Leaders Programme’ topped the ‘we improve the culture’ category at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) North West awards in Manchester. The programme, which saw […]