The exterior of the Queen Victoria Centre in Morecambe

Clinics open in North Lancashire

Most community clinics in Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are open today (Thursday, December 10) following the recent floods. The Outpatients department at the Queen Victoria Centre is not open but this does not affect any of the clinics. Any patients with queries about appointments should contact the individual health […]

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All invited to hospital’s Christmas Market

Members of the public are invited to attend a special Christmas Market at Blackpool Victoria Hospital tomorrow (Thursday, December 10). The market, which is being organised by the hospital’s medical education department, will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm in the Hospital’s Education Centre on Whinney Heys Road. There will be a variety of stalls […]

Fylde coast pharmacies’ festive opening times

Fylde coast pharmacies have announced their opening times for the bank holidays around Christmas. All pharmacies will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, although specific closing times may vary and residents wishing to access these services should check with their local branch for details. For people wishing to access non-emergency healthcare on […]

Charlotte Billington

Hospital teams slash waiting times for patients

Two hard working teams at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have dramatically slashed their waiting times. As part of the Trusts Better Care Now Waits programme the Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy teams were tasked with assessing 90 per cent of patients within 24 hours of referral. The Physiotherapy team has now hit that target after working […]

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 […]