Trust Takeover Day gives youngsters an insight into NHS careers

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has vouched to support younger people with their careers into the NHS. The Trust was recently involved in ‘Takeover Challenge’ which is an annual initiative to provide youngsters the opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of areas within the different services and teams in the NHS. Rebecca […]

Bobby and Yvonne Ball back hospital charity’s Christmas campaign

ONE of the Fylde coast’s most recognisable faces is leading an appeal to give hospital patients a gift this Christmas. Comedian and actor Bobby Ball and his wife Yvonne have become patrons to the Blue Skies, Hospitals Fund, the official charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and this week launched their Give a Gift […]

Trust backs domestic abuse campaign

REPRESENTATIVES of organisations across the Fylde coast have backed a national campaign to end violence, harassment and abuse. Staff from the Trust joined forces with other organisations including Blackpool Council, Lancashire Victim Services and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid to promote White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign aims to educate and raise awareness of violence […]

Ward receives kind donation thanks to a former patient

PEOPLE  on Ward 37 are to benefit this Christmas thanks to a kind donation from the family of a former patient. The ward has received a number of specially packed gift bags that include items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap alongside gifts including magazines, puzzle books and a picture frame to help make their stay […]

Making Christmas special for grieving families

A CHRISTMAS tree often tells a story of generations of family members. Decorations may have been given to us by grandparents or bought as mementoes of family holidays. Some trinkets are handmade by children or bought to celebrate occasions such as a first Christmas. But for some families, a baby who died too soon is […]

NHS staff honoured for their service in recognition event

LONG serving members of staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were awarded for their dedication at a special ceremony. The Trust held its annual awards event for those staff  with more than 20 years’ NHS service and colleagues who had gone the extra mile and undertaken additional qualifications. Jane Meek, Deputy Director of […]

Trust holds special event to recognise the work of supporting students

  MENTORS and educators from across the Trust were recognised for their efforts at a special event. The Trust has a number of mentors and educators around the organisation who work with Practice Education Facilitators to oversee students and new members of staff to help their development and support them through their studies and formative […]

Trust raises thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion

Thanks to our wonderful knitters and crocheters, we are pleased to announce that you have helped us raise more than £4,000 for the Royal British Legion. Through our #TheGreatBTHKnit campaign, many people donated 28,000 poppies, from near and far, which decorated our Cloak of Poppies monument as well as displays around Blackpool Victoria and Clifton […]

Help improve your community

People living on the Fylde Coast have been asked to give their views on what is good and what could be improved about where they live. Healthier Fylde Coast – a partnership of local organisations working together to improve health and wellbeing – has launched the ‘Your Community Neighbourhood Plan’ survey to better understand people’s […]