Grateful nurses grapple with gifts

TWO newly qualified nurses were left grappling with their emotions after being presented with special surprise gifts. Staff nurses on Ward 18 and AMU, Ross Faulder and Danielle Attwood, are huge wrestling fans and were left on the ropes when their Pastoral Support Coordinator, Christie-Lee Lebon, surprised them with donations from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). […]

Trust Community Clinical Tutor writes book about her experiences

A Community Clinical Tutor at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has written a book on her experiences. Jane Wilcock , is employed by the University of Liverpool and works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital one day a week teaching the year 4 students about general practice. Her book is about modern general practice based on […]

Trust seeks new Chair

Following the recent departure of Chairman, Ian Johnson, the Trust is currently seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to Chair the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. The successful candidate will be an aspirational individual with strong interpersonal skills, someone capable of forging dynamic partnerships, of holding others to account and of driving […]

Top marks for Trust’s finance team

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s finance team has received a national quality mark. The team has recently been accredited by the national NHS ‘Future-Focused Finance’ initiative. The accreditation, issued by the National Finance Leadership Council, gives recognition to NHS organisations that have high standards of finance practices in place. Level one recognises high levels of […]

Clifton Hospital celebrates an ‘eggsellent’ Easter

CLIFTON Hospital, part of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has had a ‘cracking’ time celebrating Easter. In a variety of events the rehabilitation wards gave patients the chance to enjoy a little something eggs-stra. The Trust’s Chaplaincy department hosted a Celebration of Easter service for patients, guests and staff.   Each of the four […]

Facebook group donate toys for Easter

A GROUP of Facebook fundraisers have made a generous donation of toys to the children’s ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The Facebook group, run by volunteers including Michelle Green and Sue Ridley is called “Christmas Toy Appeal for Blackpool Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward’’ but also aims to make donations of toys, arts and crafts at […]

Bank donates Easter eggs to Children’s Ward

STAFF from Yorkshire Bank donated more than 100 Easter eggs to the children’s ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital today. Sue Vinden and Clair Greenwood from the Blackpool branch on Birley Street visited the ward to hand over the chocolate treats for youngsters in hospital over the Easter period with young patient Chloe (pictured) enjoying her […]

Choose health services wisely at Easter

Local people are urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead and being aware of where to go over the Easter bank holidays and using NHS services appropriately. The Easter holiday period can be a very busy time for NHS services. GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter weekend, including Good Friday (Friday […]

NHS Trust recognised as a Disability Confident employer

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its commitment to making the most of the talents of disabled people. The Trust has been recognised as a Disability Confident employer by the Government for its efforts to ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. To achieve […]

Seminar provides a valuable insight into epilepsy

The Trust’s latest members’ seminar focused on epilepsy this week. Paediatric Consultant, Dr Nigel Laycock and Paediatric Epilepsy Nurses Gill Culshaw and Laura Jones, spoke about epilepsy and its complexities. The event tied in with the national Epilepsy Awareness Day with Dr Laycock explaining topics such as what epilepsy is and why it is important […]