Trust hosts regional ophthalmic seminar

THE Trust was delighted to host a regional seminar held by the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) this week. The seminar was a workshop for clinicians, managers, commissioners and IT leads involved in ophthalmology services from across the region to look at the developments of ophthalmic patient records systems with speakers from a number of Trusts […]

Delight as Ann named ‘star nurse’

    A supportive and dedicated Blackpool Victoria Hospital ward manager has received a coveted national award. Ann Wimperis, Ward Manager of Ward 26 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by staff nurse Liz Goostry, who praised Ann for her support for colleagues on the ward. […]

Lancashire bowel cancer screening team to present at international conference

THE innovative work of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme’s health promotion team is to be featured at a leading European conference in Austria. Members of the team, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will be talking at the World Endoscopy Organisation’s Expert Working Inequalities Group Meeting about their new “Call for a Kit’’ initiative. The […]

Trust promotes the importance of nutrition and hydration

The Trust took part in the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week recently. It was the result of a national collaboration between the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and the Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) and was designed to raise awareness of the malnutrition and dehydration in the UK. Statistics show that one in […]

Trust well represented at national  physiotherapy conference

The Trust was well represented at the Physiotherapy UK 2018 conference in Birmingham. Physiotherapists  Simon Hayward, Lisa Hayward and Chloe Tait attended the conference held each year organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Simon said: ” Between us we had four posters which we presented. “Chloe’s poster was about her thoracic surgery service evaluation […]

Charity seeks ‘’elfie’’ fun run turn out

A FYLDE coast charity is calling on Santa’s helpers to participate in its first ever Elf Run. Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is organising a festive 4.5 Km run around Heron’s Reach, Blackpool, in the run-up to Christmas. The event that combines fun with fitness is perfect […]

Stroke unit raises the bar in stroke care

In preparation for Stroke Awareness Day on October 29, Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Stroke Unit has been highlighting their very varied patient care. Ward Manager, Leanne Macefield, said: “We are very proud of the care we provide in our combined acute and rehabilitation Unit. “Patients come on to the ward having suffered a stroke. Depending on […]

Pharmacy staff at the Trust join together as part of a national awareness day

PHARMACY staff at the Trust joined in the fun as part of a national awareness day. Tuesday was Pharmacy Technician Day 2018, a national event which celebrates the work of Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants across the country. The event helped to raise the profile of Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants and highlight how they work in […]

Rebecca is a Star nurse

A caring Blackpool Victoria Hospital nurse has been awarded “star status’’ after winning a coveted national award. Sister Rebecca Ashford, who works in the Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by fellow Sister, Tara Hassett, in recognition of her commitment to patients and colleagues. […]