Get your FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV as part of #HIVTestingWeek

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV tests from November 19 as part of #HIVTestWeek. The finger prick test will be conducted in a private room and the results revealed in only 60 seconds. Clinical Care Coordinator, Shane Faulkner, who is part of the team arranging the event, said: “The […]

Why Hope is an inspiration

Little Hope Ward is an inspiration. Born with Down Syndrome, transient leukaemia, a hole in the heart, joint hypermobility, reduced vision and hearing and having to be fed through a feeding tube, it would have been easy for her family to despair. Fourteen months ago, Hope’s mum, Michelle, was having a normal pregnancy and birth. […]

Trust champions National Occupational Therapy Week

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has supported a national campaign to champion the work undergoing by dedicated staff. To mark National Occupational Therapy Week teams at the Trust have been promoting the work they do within their roles across the community and acute settings. Practice Development Occupational Therapist, Caroline Livesey, was involved in organising […]

Nurses honour their little heroes

Nurses at Blackpool’s neonatal ward are pulling out all the stops to celebrate their little heroes. As part of World Prematurity Day, staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are putting on a party to honour the babies who have been cared for on the Neonatal Unit in the last 10 years. Neonatal Lead Nurse, Catherine Nash, […]

Fylde coast NHS Trust holds Remembrance service to honour heroes

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has marked the centenary of the end of World War 1 with a special ceremony. Hospital chaplain, Clive Lord, lead a moving service at Blackpool Victoria Hospital which included the Layton Primary School choir and bugler Ben Parkinson performing the Last Post. Special guests included 95 year-old D-Day veteran, […]

Choose Self Care for Life: Choose to invest in your future self

Health organisations across the Fylde Coast are inviting people to come along to one of 70 events as part of a week of self-care celebrations. Self-Care Week is an annual initiative organised by the Self Care Forum to raise awareness about the benefits of self-care and what people can do to take care of their […]

CT study day success

A STUDY day for staff proved to be a resounding success. More than 100 CT Radiographers from across the UK attended the Blackpool CT Study Day at the Imperial Hotel with excellent feedback. The event was an educational event for CT radiographers with a series of talks from experts in the field including Trust staff. […]

Pupils pick up life saving tips

PUPILS in Cleveleys gained some vital life saving tips from Trust experts. Patrick Higgins and Kai Thwaite from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, visited St Teresa’s school as part of the national Re-Start a Heart Day awareness campaign. They gave the pupils some valuable information on CPR and the use of defibrillators and how […]

Clifton Hospital reveals poppy displays and hold special service.

Clifton Hospital has held a special service as part of Remembrance week. Guests gathered in the hospital’s main entrance to reveal the poppy display, which includes some of the 28,000 made for #TheGreatBTHKnit campaign, before heading to Ward 1 for the service. The event included piper, Steve Sumner, who started and ended the event plus […]