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 […]

Open Days help boost nurse recruitment in Blackpool

Another successful recruitment event has been held recently at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to give staff an opportunity working in arguably the busiest areas in the hospital. The Unscheduled Care Division manages patients with unplanned care and covers a wide range of wards, including Intensive Care, the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical […]

Presentation award for Blackpool Nurse Consultant

NURSE Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Trust, Sharon Mawdsley, received an award for the Best Oral Presentation at the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Conference. Sharon beat off tough competition to win this prestigious award which is judged by the IPS Scientific Programme Committee. Her presentation related to the Trust’s […]

Top accolade for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ radiology department

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Radiology Department has proved it is one of the best in the country after maintaining its accreditation with the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) for the eighth year running. The accreditation, which is approved by the Royal College of Radiologists and Society of Radiographers, is a national mark of quality which is […]

Fylde Coast NHS: ‘It’s TIME to tackle sepsis

Doctors and other clinicians across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have teamed up to tackle sepsis – one of the UK’s biggest killers. Sepsis causes 52,000 deaths every year, with a quarter of a million people being diagnosed with the illness in 2017. A quarter of all survivors will have some life-changing effects from having sepsis. […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust welcomes new Governors

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the results of its latest round of Governor elections. This election was to fill seats due to vacancies or terms of office ending in the following public constituencies:  Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North West Counties, and in the following staff constituencies:  Nursing & Midwifery and Clinical Support. […]

Blackpool consultant spends day as staff nurse

A Critical Care Consultant has spent a shift as a nurse in order to get a better understanding of their role. Dr Jason Cupitt, who works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, spent the day on the Intensive Care Unit performing the duties of a staff nurse. He said: “I watched an interesting online talk by Neil […]