Pictured L-R: Steven Bloor, Deputy Director of Information at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Janet Hughes, Orthopaedic Typist; Karen Edwards, Health Informatics Project Manager and Michael Spink, Account Manager for G2Speech.

Digital speech recognition technology making a major impression at Blackpool hospitals

Hospital patients across the Fylde coast are receiving important information quicker thanks to new digital dictation technology. In November 2013, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust decided to look at new technologies for patient letters after recognising delays between clinics and administration teams. As a result the Trust purchased a new digital solution from Leeds-based G2Speech […]

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Tweet chat for asthma day

Asthma sufferers across the Fylde coast are being given the chance to ask questions about their condition to experts via twitter. Respiratory nurses from the Trust will be holding a twitter chat Q&A session on May 5, 2015 between 1pm and 2pm as part of an awareness day aimed at encouraging people with asthma to […]

Wendy Canning receiving her award

Wendy goes the extra mile

A member of the Trust’s Clinical Improvement Team was the first winner of a new staff award. Wendy Canning won the new “Going the Extra Mile” award which recognises colleagues who look out for each other across the whole Trust. It is for someone who has gone the extra mile to support a colleague individually […]

Blackpool NHS Trust Celebrating Success Awards 2015- Golden Heart award winner Andrea Lewis.

Andrea has a heart of gold

Sister Andrea Lewis was the first person to win a new award at the 2015 Celebrating Success Awards evening. The Golden Heart Award, sponsored by Weightmans Solicitors, was for staff whose actions changed or saved a life and who went above and beyond their role, acting with kindness and compassion. The winner in this category […]

Lorraine Tymon

End of Life educator wins special award

End of Life Educator, Lorraine Tymon, was honoured with a special hero award after going the extra mile to help a woman whose dad was dying. Lorraine was nominated for a Radio Wave Hero in the Community Award after she helped Lisa Donoghue, whose beloved dad was dying. Lisa and Lorraine had known each other […]

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Staff shine at Celebrating Success Awards

Outstanding NHS employees were honoured at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ annual Celebrating Success Awards ceremony. Patients, carers, members of the public and NHS workers nominated staff who had gone above and beyond the call of duty to care for patients and their families. The glittering awards ceremony was held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter […]

Wendy Canning receiving her award

NHS Staff praised at awards

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals staff who have provided excellent patient care, gained personal achievements or given long service to the NHS have been honoured at a special celebration. The Staff Achievements Awards ceremony recognised 128 workers who had served 20 years in the NHS as well as more than 60 staff who achieved new qualifications throughout […]

We want you as a new Patients’ Panel recruit

Residents are being invited to join a Patients’ Panel to help improve hospital and community care. Anyone who has been a patient in the last two years is welcome to give their views along with other panel members. The Patients’ Panel is run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which provides services on the […]

Nurses give girl who suffered a stroke experience of a lifetime

A girl who suffered a stroke when she was just four-years-old has enjoyed a trip of a lifetime thanks to caring nurses from Blackpool. The nurses from Blackpool Victoria Hospital arranged for Eilidh Bilsland from Kilmacolm near Glasgow to visit the resort and turn on the illuminations after hearing about her plight. Kerryann Eva, who […]

Tommy Whitelaw (centre) with staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Staff asked to remember the ‘me’ in dementia

A kind word, a hand held, an understanding gesture – sometimes that’s all a patient living with dementia needs to make their life a little easier. And now Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is asking all its 6,000 staff to put that understanding into action by signing up to become a Dementia Friend and […]