Trust to take part in Hypo Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with healthcare professionals across the country to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes in a national drive to improve staff knowledge and patient care. The Trust is staging a seven-day campaign to raise awareness about, and reduce episodes of, hypoglycaemia as part of Hypo […]

Blackpool residents invited to Love Your Liver Roadshow

BLACKPOOL residents are invited to attend the Love Your Liver mobile unit, which will be at St Johns Square from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, September 27. Love Your Liver is a national awareness campaign from the British Liver Trust aimed at encouraging us all to look after our livers and stay healthy.​ It focuses on raising […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital team wins national patient safety congress poster award

THE acute pain service team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is celebrating after winning an award at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Congress. The congress holds a Patient Safety Poster competition to recognise safety and quality improvement initiatives from the UK and around the world and provide a platform for staff to share and exchange safety […]

Life saved by Trust’s care co-ordinator’s course

A Fleetwood dad says a sun awareness course saved his life. Barry Thomas, 55, had an in-situ melanoma removed before it became fatal, thanks to information provided by Skin Cancer Co-ordinator Michelle Forsyth of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Barry’s supervisors took part in a Sun Safety presentation, booked by Fylde Borough Council for […]

Nurse to walk 74 miles to celebrate #NHS70

A FYLDE coast nurse will be walking the Cumbria Way to raise money for hospital patients. Julie Sherwood, a Discharge Coordinator at the Trust, will be completing a 74 miles sponsored walk in the picturesque Lake District with her husband, Malcolm, in aid of the Trust charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. She is hoping to […]

#TheGreatBTHKnit contributors – dates for your diary

#TheGreatBTHKnit is nearing its completion. We have received more than 22,000 poppies and still have more on the way. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to take part. Don’t worry, we also have another exciting project on the way which we will reveal in due course. Here are some dates for your […]

Clifton Hospital celebrates 30th birthday with special event

Clifton Hospital has celebrated it’s 30th birthday with a special party. Staff, visitors, patients and guests joined in the fun, which included a tombola, raffle, cake stall, DJ and a collection of vintage photos taken over the past 30 years. The dining room, ran by Atlas BFW Management,  served homemade scones and gave out birthday […]

Back to school bugs are easier to fight than you might think

Parents have been urged to be prepared in case children pick up illnesses after returning to school. A leading local GP has said having a well-stocked medicine cabinet and knowing how to treat common ailments in children is the best way to avoid doctors’ appointments. Colds, upset stomachs and minor cuts and bruises spread easily […]

Fylde coast hospitals launch WW1 Centenary event – please join us

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is to mark the centenary of World War 1 with a unique memorial – and wants your help to make it even more special. From October 26 there will be an innovative interactive art installation, The Poppy Memorial, which will be housed in the main entrance at the Hospital to mark 100 […]