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 our Critical Care Lead for the Emergency Village and Critical Care Development

Dr Rob Thompson is a Critical Care Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and is also the Critical Care Lead in the Emergency Village and Critical Care Development. He qualified as a doctor in 1999. Rob is the first doctor in his family. Originally from Shropshire he studied medicine at the University of Manchester. Rob came […]

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 […]

Chloe is helping to reduce isolation in our communities

AN INSPIRATIONAL student nurse at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is starting the New Year by helping to reduce loneliness. Kind hearted Chloe Doherty has been working with Blackpool Victoria Hospital to set up a series of get-togethers for members of the community, incorporating various activities with important information on health and wellbeing. Chloe […]

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 […]

OBE for “inspirational’’ Blackpool nurse

AN inspirational nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to nursing.  Sabila Johnson is the Ward Manager of Ward 25 at the hospital and has been honoured for her dedication to the profession. She said: “I am obviously honoured to receive this award but […]

Stopping fractures developing with Blackpool osteoporosis campaign

A campaign to reduce bone fractures has been launched at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The campaign, known as “Stop at One,” has been set up through the Royal Osteoporosis Society and launched in various hospitals across the country with the aim of reducing the amount of fractures patients have. Ben Black, Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at […]

#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 […]