Blackpool physios praised for innovation

The Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy paid a visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and praised the innovative practice. Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said how impressed she was by some best practice, including the Lung Ultrasound advancements for patients. Karen said: “This has been a highly successful […]

Blackpool Emergency Department set up new streaming service

Visitors to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) are being diverted to the correct service thanks to a new streaming service. Once patients have been booked in by a receptionist on arrival, they are then assessed by a senior nurse and directed to the most suitable department. The scheme was introduced by ED sister, Jodie […]

Well-loved Fylde coast doctor reaches milestone anniversary

A well-loved Fylde coast doctor has celebrated a milestone anniversary in delivering hospital care. Dr Maung Maung Latt has worked at Clifton Hospital, St Annes, for 25 years and the staff held a party to celebrate. He said: “The staff had to keep the party a secret because I don’t like a fuss, but I […]

Blackpool Emergency Department introduces disability friendly scheme

THE Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has introduced a new idea to support and identify patients with learning disabilities. The new scheme is called Disability Daisy and the idea is for patients who have learning difficulties to feel comfortable knowing their additional needs are being recognised and taken care of. Sophie Jones, an Emergency […]

Blackpool Neonatal Unit launch new care model for families

The neonatal team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has launched a new caring method to support babies and their family while they are being cared for in hospital. The new care pathway, launched by neonatal sister Sarah Heydon, is called Family Integrated Care, which allows staff to become partners in care and for parents to be […]

Listen to the Trust’s first podcast with guest, Andy Mitchell

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made its very first podcast. What better way to start than to interview Radio Wave’s Andy Mitchell, who started his career at Radio Victoria, Blackpool Victoria’s own hospital radio station, in 1979.   Later this year, Andy celebrates his 40 year anniversary in broadcasting. Listen here to discover […]

Blackpool Nurse Consultant gains Queen’s Nurse award

A Blackpool community Nurse Consultant has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. Anne Lloyd, who works in the Adult Community Services and Long Term Conditions Division at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded the honour the by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) in a recent ceremony in London. […]

Blackpool volunteer presents former student with school souvenir

A hospital volunteer has presented his former pupil with a rare gift. Volunteer Denys Barber, who was taught at Arnold School gave Radio Wave news reader and former Arnold student, Andy Mitchell, a rare school photo from 1976 – in which they both appear. Denys said: “I was given the school photo by a friend […]

Clifton Hospital’s Armchair Zumba-style has all the right moves

A local hospital has found a novel new way of keeping patients active. Armchair Zumba-style sessions are held every month at Clifton Hospital, St Annes, and are ran voluntarily by local fitness instructor, Andrew Noble. He said: “This is the third session I have hosted here at Clifton – I love it and so do […]

Blackpool union rep wins national award

A Blackpool-based union representative has won a national award. Jane Eyre, Unison Learning rep at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won the title of Workplace Digital Champion of the Year in the Digital Champion Achievement Awards. She said: “As part of Unison’s Digital Champions Network last year,  I ran a six-week computer course […]