Healthcare visitors promote sun awareness in community

Trust Health Visitors provided locals with advice and sun care products alongside the Healthier Fleetwood campaign. Many visitors and local residents attend Fleetwood’s annual Tram Sunday and the team set up an information stand which had leaflets, healthcare professionals and Sun cream products for families to test. Health Visitor, Sarah Sutcliffe said: “We decided to […]

UNISON learning reps win award for second year

Congratulations to UNISON representatives, Jane Eyre and Bev Herring who have won an award for their work to support numeracy learning to the staff working at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for the second year in a row. The campaign, which is in partnership with National Numeracy has been running since 2016 and has helped many staff […]

Leigh backs ‘Care4Calais’ Campaign

Critical Care Outreach Practitioner, Leigh Crawford, is striving to support displaced individuals and families from warn torn backgrounds by sending over donations to refugee camps. Leigh sends donation packs to those less fortunate than most of us and she has been very determined to give something back to those who are in desperate need of […]

Trust recognises work of volunteers

The Trust held an event to recognise and commend the tireless work from the volunteers at the hospital. A special recognition event was held in the Restaurant for the volunteers who were all treated to a buffet lunch and certificates presented by Chief Executive Wendy Swift and Chairman, Pearse Butler along with Non Executive Director, […]

Singing star’s support for Blackpool NHS70 celebrations

 ONE of Blackpool’s biggest stars has helped celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. International singing sensation, Joe Longthorne MBE, was at the hospital to open a new book bench and reveal a new history wall on the Whinney Heys site last week. He said: “It is a wonderful honour to be able […]

Trust recognises staff on completion of Care Certificates

Yesterday, the Workforce Development team held their Care Certificate presentation to recognise the work of our Clinical Support staff who have recently completed their Care Certificates, which is a mandatory requirement in the post. They were awarded with a badge and certificate, presented by Deputy Director of Nursing, Simone Anderton. Managers were invited to attend […]

Scheduled Care Band 6 Development Programme success

  A Scheduled Care development programme for Band 6 nurses has been branded a success. The Band 6 Core Development Programme for nurses in Scheduled Care was introduced to support succession planning and aims to supplement the Trust Leadership Programme by providing study days from subject experts. The main focus of the course is on […]

Blackpool welcomes former staff as part of birthday celebrations – #NHS70

As part of the NHS70 celebrations, Blackpool Victoria Hospital hosted a staff reunion for former and long-serving staff. More than 100 people attended the event last week which featured tours of former nurse accommodation, a display of vintage photographs and a tour of the hospital. The attendees were from a variety of years, the earliest […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital hosts NHS70 birthday event

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has celebrated the NHS’ 70th birthday by holding a special birthday event on July 5. Guests included Coronation Street’s Malcolm Hebden, comic Bobby Ball and wife Yvonne, North Pier’s Joey Blower and the Mayors and Mayoresses of both Blackpool and Fylde. Blackpool’s Town Crier, Barry McQueen lead staff and visitors to sing […]