Blackpool Bowel Cancer experts give insight into screening importance

SHOPPERS in Blackpool’s Sainsbury’s store were greeted by the rare sight of a giant inflatable colon as part of a national cancer awareness programme. Members of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Health Promotion team used the inflatable blow up colon as a prop for shoppers to ask questions about bowel cancer while being given […]

Trust holds special event to celebrate Blackpool’s future talent

BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals has held an event to recognise apprentices working across the Trust in line with National Apprenticeship Week. The Trust’s first Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the often inspirational  work apprentices do across the Trust and how important their roles are in the NHS workforce. Managers across the Trust were encouraged to nominate apprentices in […]

Facebook group donates to Children’s Ward

Members of the Facebook group Christmas Toy Appeal for Blackpool Victoria Hospital Children’s Wards have been thanked for an “amazing’’ donation of gifts. Sue Ridley and Michelle Green from the group visited the children’s ward at the hospital today to hand over dozens of presents for youngsters on the ward and toys for young patients. […]

Unique exhibition to celebrate Lancashire newspaper photographer

A park bench is the focal point of a “unique and wonderful” exhibition to celebrate the life of a Lancashire photographer. Following the death of her partner Mike Foster, journalist Elizabeth Gomm decided to dedicate a bench in his memory in Blackpool’s Stanley Park. Rather than just attach a plaque to remember press photographer Mike, […]

UNISON Learning Reps win award for second year

Congratulations to UNISON Learning Representatives, Jane Eyre and Bev Herring who have won an award for their work to support numeracy learning to the staff working at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for the second year in a row. The campaign, which is in partnership with National Numeracy, has been running since 2016 and has helped many […]

Trust recognises work of volunteers

The Trust held an event to recognise and commend the tireless work from the volunteers at the hospital. A special recognition event was held in the Restaurant for the volunteers who were all treated to a buffet lunch and certificates presented by Chief Executive Wendy Swift and Chairman, Pearse Butler along with Non Executive Director, […]

Christmas market is full of festive fun

THERE was festive fun for all when the Trust’s Education Centre staff held their annual Christmas market this week. The Christmas markets were put together by the medical students and staff from the undergraduate team in the Medical Education department with all funds raised going to local charities Trinity Hospice, Brain House and Blue Skies […]

Hospital charity boss outlines future hopes

MICHAELA Redfearn – known as Kila to most people – is the new head of fundraising for the hospitals’ charity, Blue Skies. And she is a woman on a mission to support and develop Blue Skies so it can help Blackpool Teaching Hospitals become ‘world class’ in patient care. She also wants to recruit an […]

Hospital staff make pledges for #FabChangeWeek

Are you ready for Fab Change Week? Everyone and anyone can choose to make the NHS, primary care and social care better and today, our staff have been pledging just that! Fab Change Week is a grassroots movement that asks anyone who engages with the NHS, primary care and social care, to make a change […]

Crime writer visits Trust as part of reading scheme

BLACKPOOL Victoria Hospital played host to a well-known crime novelist last week as part of a special scheme. Nick Oldham visited the hospital as part of a literacy event Reading Ahead, which aims to get more adults to enjoy reading. Nick has written a number of books including Nightmare City, Bad Blood and the screenplay […]