CT study day success

A STUDY day for staff proved to be a resounding success. More than 100 CT Radiographers from across the UK attended the Blackpool CT Study Day at the Imperial Hotel with excellent feedback. The event was an educational event for CT radiographers with a series of talks from experts in the field including Trust staff. […]

Pupils pick up life saving tips

PUPILS in Cleveleys gained some vital life saving tips from Trust experts. Patrick Higgins and Kai Thwaite from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, visited St Teresa’s school as part of the national Re-Start a Heart Day awareness campaign. They gave the pupils some valuable information on CPR and the use of defibrillators and how […]

Clifton Hospital reveals poppy displays and hold special service.

Clifton Hospital has held a special service as part of Remembrance week. Guests gathered in the hospital’s main entrance to reveal the poppy display, which includes some of the 28,000 made for #TheGreatBTHKnit campaign, before heading to Ward 1 for the service. The event included piper, Steve Sumner, who started and ended the event plus […]

£100,000 investment to help reduce lung cancer testing waits

PATIENTS across the Fylde coast are to benefit from new equipment that will reduce the wait to receive lung cancer test results. The equipment, which means molecular testing of lung cancers can take place on the Blackpool Victoria Hospital site rather than be sent away, was bought following £100,000 of funding from NHS England through […]

Leonard Curran Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

D-Day veteran commends hospital Remembrance memorial

A 95 year-old World War II veteran says a ground-breaking hospital memorial is a “fitting tribute’’ to those who lost their lives in the war. Leonard Curran, originally from Carlisle, was emotional at the sight of the Cloak of Poppies at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, which contains 22,000 handmade poppies. Leonard said: “It’s a fantastic memorial. […]

Sponsors donate digital advertising for Remembrance campaign

A BLACKPOOL firm has donated a prime advertising spot to highlight a Remembrance campaign. Express Linen, situated on Brunel Way, offered their pre-booked advertising time on a digi-vehicle, to feature a slide show of the Cloak of Poppies memorial based in the main entrance of Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The firm, owned by the Bruce family […]

Pupils benefit from innovative NHS Youth Leaders Programme

YOUNGSTERS from across the Fylde coast have been given a unique insight into life as an NHS professional. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held its latest Youth Health Leaders event at Blackpool Victoria Hospital with pupils from three local schools meeting a host of local healthcare experts. Topics for discussion included smoking cessation, alcohol […]

Sepsis survivor gives enlightening talk to Fylde coast NHS staff

THE couple behind a best selling book and film that focused on their emotional journey of surviving sepsis have given an emotional talk to healthcare workers across the Fylde coast. Tom Ray, who had his lower arms and lower legs amputated and also suffered severe damage to his face after contracting sepsis in 1999, visited […]