Staff praised for care they provide in CQC report

CQC Inspection Report – Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   Community Health Services for Adults rated as Outstanding Trust rated as “Caring’’ across all services Trust is Well Led The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report following an inspection of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The unannounced visits carried out in […]

Baby dream for Trust heart disease nurse

Jade Johnson was told she had just 10 years to live her dreams before heart surgery would mean facing increased risks to everyday life. She drew up a bucket-list of things she wanted to do and, thanks to the extraordinary care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Jade has now achieved her main aim to become a […]

Invitation to attend a free health seminar on epilepsy at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

MEMBERS of the public with an interest in epilepsy are invited to the latest health seminar for members of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Laycock, Consultant Paediatrician, and members of the Paediatric Epilepsy Nursing team, are hosting a seminar entitled “An Introduction to Epilepsy and its Complexities”, on Monday, March 26, 2018 in […]

Sooty memories flood back for seamstress

Fifty years after making toy Sootys for manufacturer Chad Valley, a Blackpool hospital seamstress has made a special outfit for the original famous bear. Seamstress Denise Stevens, 65, from Poulton, got a job straight from school making toy Sooty bears. And, in a quirk of fate, 50 years later, Denise, who works at Blackpool Victoria […]

Trust receives 5,000 poppies for special Centenary project

  BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hit a milestone for a special commemorative project. #TheGreatBTHKnit, launched last year, aims to receive handmade poppies for a unique art installation to mark the World War 1 Centenary. Knitters and crocheters from around the region have been making the poppies, not only for the art display […]

Local schoolboy joins in #TheGreatBTHKnit to commemorate WW1

A POULTON schoolboy is the first child to knit poppies as part of a hospital campaign. Marley Booth, 9, is backing Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s #TheGreatBTHKnit which aims to have 30,000 knitted or crocheted poppies donated for a unique art project to mark the centenary of World War One. Marley said: “I overheard […]

Alarming number of missed cancer appointments revealed

An alarming number of people on the Fylde coast did not attend or rearranged urgent cancer appointments, figures have revealed. The figures, made available by the Fylde coast NHS, show an alarming number of people fail to attend an urgent referral appointment with cancer specialists after initially seeing their GP. These appointments are known as […]

Trust gets on board with #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

  BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has held numerous events as part of National Apprenticeship Week. To celebrate the work of the learners, and to provide staff and potential apprentices with information about the programme, an ‘Apprentice Evening’ was held on March 6. Dawn Werra, Trust Clinical Workforce Development Advisor, organised the event. She […]