Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting

People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to see local NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the CCG offices at NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019. […]

National award for 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Trust hosts top speakers for Infection Symposium

AN American expert in infectious diseases was the special guest speaker at a Trust Symposium this week. Dr Urania Rappo MD from the USA spoke about her work on the clinical development of Dalbavancin, a long-acting antibiotic, at the Updates in Bone and Joint Infections Symposium organised by Dr Achyut Guleri, Mr Arshad Javed, Jill […]