Clifton Hospital hosts first ‘Community Catch Up’ event

Clifton Hospital is supporting the local community with a new event. The Community Catch Up is a meeting open to anyone, particularly those who feel isolated, to come together for a chat and a cup of tea. The first meeting, held in Clifton’s Garden Room, was a great start with free hand massages on offer, […]

Clifton Hospital embraces Nutrition and Hydration Week

Clifton Hospital has been having fun for Nutrition and Hydration Week. Ward 1 held an afternoon tea for the patients with special guests, the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, Coun Peter Collins and Mrs Caroline Collins, while volunteer Barry Evans, played the piano. Ward 1 is also hosting a ‘chair Zumba’ event for patients on […]

New vacancy: IRIS Advocate Educator

IRIS Advocate Educator     £25,870 PA                             37.5 hours per week (flexible work pattern to include evenings and weekend)) In partnership with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IRISi interventions Fylde Coast Women’s Aid are pleased to advertise this exciting new post. The Advocate Educator will support and provide on-going training for health professionals in […]

Trust holds special event to celebrate Blackpool’s future talent

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals has held an event to recognise apprentices working across the Trust in line with National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s first Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the often inspirational  work apprentices do across the Trust and how important their roles are in the NHS workforce. Managers across the Trust were encouraged to nominate apprentices in […]

Blackpool dental professional is filling in her spare time

Oral Health Educator Helen Kellett is all smiles as she waves goodbye to her career in dental health. Helen, who retired this week, has been devoted to the dental profession and spent her career working in a variety of roles across Lancashire. She has worked in dentistry for 44 years and 19 of those have […]

Blackpool community group improves mental health care for children

CHILDREN in Blackpool can now access mental health services in a safe environment away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital thanks to a number of dedicated professionals coming together to offer weekly groups in the community. Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s CASHER team and Blackpool Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) are working in partnership […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals celebrates clinching national award

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is celebrating after winning a national award Communications Officer, Alma Stewart, won the Everyday Hero Award,  Corporate Functions category, at the Unsung Hero Awards – the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff and volunteers. Alma said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits to win the award, especially as […]

Blackpool mum can finally put her feet up

These boots may be made for walking – but not when each step is excruciatingly painful. And the problem is probably not with the boots – as thousands of foot patients will tell you. Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Lee Murphy, said the average person takes about 4,000 – 6,000 steps a day – and each step […]

Leading role for Trust consultant at Blackpool

A TRUST consultant has been appointed to a senior role within a prestigious national body. Mr Amal Bose, a Cardiothoracic Consultant in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, has been appointed as treasurer to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery In Great Britain and Ireland. The appointment means he becomes an executive member of the board at the […]

Blackpool hospital staff pull out the stops to provide one last holiday

Caring staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital pulled out all the stops to ensure a terminally ill patient enjoyed one last holiday in her final days. Forty-four year old Ann Thomson, originally from Edinburgh, but living in Blackpool, was given only four weeks to live following a short battle with cancer. It was her dream to […]