Trust leadership programme gets national attention

THE Trust’ leadership and development programme for its specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and consultants has been featured by NHS Employers. The case study breaks down the component parts of the programme to show how it has not only strengthened senior doctors’ knowledge of leadership and management, bu It also improved their job satisfaction, efficiency […]

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, […]

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 […]

Festive fun at Clifton’s Christmas Carers’ Cafe

There was lots of festive fun at Clifton Hospital yesterday! Staff held a Christmas Carers’ Cafe with raffle, tombola, cakes and refreshments. Local businesses and staff provided a host of prizes for both the raffle and tombola. These included a gingerbread house and vouchers for the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool; Lytham Hall; Moments Cafe and Hub, […]

Blackpool shop donates to Children’s Ward

Staff from the One Stop store on Daggers Hall Lane in Blackpool stopped by today to make a generous donation to the children’s unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Carla Bennison and Mark Hurst from the store donated a host of goodies for children who will be in hospital over Christmas to staff members Becci Booth, […]

Trust Takeover Day gives youngsters an insight into NHS careers

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has vouched to support younger people with their careers into the NHS. The Trust was recently involved in ‘Takeover Challenge’ which is an annual initiative to provide youngsters the opportunity to gain work experience in a variety of areas within the different services and teams in the NHS. Rebecca […]

Bobby and Yvonne Ball back hospital charity’s Christmas campaign

ONE of the Fylde coast’s most recognisable faces is leading an appeal to give hospital patients a gift this Christmas. Comedian and actor Bobby Ball and his wife Yvonne have become patrons to the Blue Skies, Hospitals Fund, the official charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and this week launched their Give a Gift […]