Trust celebrates World Hand Hygiene Day

The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are highlighted the importance of good hand hygiene to mark the global Hand Hygiene Day. Acting Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention at the Trust, Patricia Cross, oversaw an awareness event to spread the word to staff and visitors on how hand hygiene […]

Join us for our Dementia Action Day this May

  For the fourth year running, Blackpool Victoria Hospital will be hosting a Dementia Action Day on Friday, May 25. St Annes’ Peter Lyttle, who lives with vascular dementia and has told his story to both national press and TV, will be opening the day and talking about his dementia journey. Visitors can get up […]

Skin cancer team offer potentially life saving training to hair and beauty salon staff

A team of specialists are taking part in a new scheme to raise skin cancer awareness. The skin cancer team, based at Clifton Hospital in Lytham St Annes is supporting the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection (MASCED) programme for hair, health and beauty industry professionals. The programme, which encourages early detection of skin cancer […]

Dandy brings smiles to most vulnerable patients

Patients in Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Critical Care Unit have the chance to receive pet therapy from a loving Staffordshire terrier called Dandy. The canine cutie visits patients on the Intensive Care Unit one afternoon a week and is hoping to become a more regular visitor Before Dandy started his visits, a six-week trial took place […]

Catch up breast screening for women aged 70-79

Public Health England has identified that some women have not been invited for their final breast screen between their 68th and 71st birthdays. Public Health England will write to all women who are affected, and who are registered with a GP, by the end of May 2018 to invite them for a screening before the […]

“The NHS has been there for me since day one.”

A hospital Administration Assistant is hitting two milestone anniversaries this year which are both linked to the NHS. Maralyn Stephens, from Layton, will be celebrating her 70th birthday three days after the NHS hits the same milestone and will also be reaching her 46th year of working for Blackpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS […]

Clifton Hospital launches new Telehealth scheme

Clifton Hospital is taking part in a pioneering new patient service. Telehealth is being piloted on Clifton’s Ward 2 where staff can link up with palliative care nurses based at Trinity Hospice for specialist advice on End of Life care via an iPad link. Ward staff will be able to let the specialist nurses view […]

Health services open across the Fylde coast this bank holiday

Fylde coast residents are being urged to use local services appropriately as the NHS appeals for people to consider the options available to them this bank holiday. Everyone will be hoping for good weather this week as the bank holiday has people reaching for the decorating tools or heading for days outs. Whatever you get […]

Clifton Hospital staff take on a Peak performance for charity

Brave staff from Clifton Hospital are about to embark on a Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge for a local hospital charity. Sister Francesca Hall and Advanced Practitioner, Danielle Eastwood, are leading a seven-strong team of friends and colleagues to raise money for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind Appeal that supports patients living with dementia. […]

Neonatal donation is ‘sew’ great!

A group of St Annes ladies have been ‘sew’ busy supporting a Fylde coast neonatal ward. Around 50 patrons from The Vintage Sewing Bunny, on Snowdon Road, have been busy making a whole host of items to make life for baby and family on the ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital a little bit brighter. Owner […]