National award for Blackpool NHS training team

A Fylde coast NHS training team has received a national award. The Health Informatics Education and Training Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received the Silver award from the NHS Digital Training Service Accreditation (TSA) scheme. The scheme involves the training service being externally assessed by NHS Digital TSA assessors. The assessment […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital to launch new ‘Community Lounge.’

Blackpool Victoria Hospital is aiming to combat social isolation by running a new, regular community event. To be held monthly in the hospital’s Restaurant, guests will be offered complimentary tea, coffee and cake as well as programme of guests and services offering help, advice and topics of interest. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Patient […]

New Chief Nurse for England praises Fylde coast NHS staff

ENGLAND’S new Chief Nursing Officer visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week. Ruth May visited Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the first week of her new role. She spent time shadowing the Community Rapid Response Team and the Emergency Department before touring a number of wards and departments and hosting a question and answer […]

Bringing the New Year in at home

A mum and her family who were so thankful for the care her premature baby received at the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have donated equipment to enhance care for babies. Naomi Appleby gave birth to baby Arlo at 25 weeks weighing just 1lb 12oz. She had to spend her baby’s early weeks firstly […]

This season’s Trust flu video is now live!

THIS season’s famous flu video is now live!  This time, we go back to the 80s with myth-busting facts about the flu  vaccination. Can you spot any familiar faces? The Communications team would like to thank everyone who took part. Staff are being reminded about the  importance of having their annual flu vaccination. Staff can […]

Gareth runs up the funds to boost care for his patients

A Blackpool nurse has been pounding the streets to raising money to enhance patient care. Ward 10 nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Gareth Burns, has recently completed the New York Marathon and raised £3,000 for the ward who look after patients with respiratory health problems. Gareth completed the November race in a time of 4hours, […]

Footballers surprise Children this Christmas

BLACKPOOL Victoria Children’s Ward was delighted to welcome AFC Fylde players to the unit. The full Coasters first team squad visited the ward to meet young patients and hand out presents. AFC Fylde skipper Lewis Montrose was among them. He said: “It’s nice that the lads can come and bring a bit of cheer to […]

Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended

Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended Appointments with GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals have been made available between 8am and 2pm every Saturday in Garstang. The service, initially at Garstang Medical Practice in Kepple Lane, is in addition to the evening and weekend appointments already on offer to people living in Blackpool, […]

Giving babies an extra special Christmas

The Neonatal Unit has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland to bring happiness to staff and families who are spending their Christmas in hospital. A sister on the unit, Georgina Bale, has been determined to bring smiles to families during a time when it can be difficult visiting hospital, especially over Christmas when people want […]