Blackpool Emergency Department set up new streaming service

Visitors to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) are being diverted to the correct service thanks to a new streaming service. Once patients have been booked in by a receptionist on arrival, they are then assessed by a senior nurse and directed to the most suitable department. The scheme was introduced by ED sister, Jodie […]

Blackpool Emergency Department introduces disability friendly scheme

THE Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has introduced a new idea to support and identify patients with learning disabilities. The new scheme is called Disability Daisy and the idea is for patients who have learning difficulties to feel comfortable knowing their additional needs are being recognised and taken care of. Sophie Jones, an Emergency […]

Celebrating Success Awards – Nominations now open!

  Just One Moment of your time could make a difference to our staff. Outstanding NHS employees are honoured annually at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Celebrating Success Awards ceremony – and we are asking patients, carers and members of the public to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to care […]

Blackpool union rep wins national award

A Blackpool-based union representative has won a national award. Jane Eyre, Unison Learning rep at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won the title of Workplace Digital Champion of the Year in the Digital Champion Achievement Awards. She said: “As part of Unison’s Digital Champions Network last year,  I ran a six-week computer course […]

Blackpool healthcare worker proves anyone can be a lifesaver

A Blackpool radiology worker became a real life NHS hero when she saved the life of a patient who had a cardiac arrest. Sharon Parsons, a part time Radiology Support Worker at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, found herself in a medical emergency and had to perform CPR compressions to a patient who had become unconscious during […]

Come and join the fun at the Clifton Hospital Summer Fair

Clifton Hospital are hosting their annual Summer Fair on June 29. There will be a host of entertainment available for all the family. This includes: Face painting Disney princesses Ice cream van Popcorn machine Children’s games Craft stalls Food and drink stalls Tombola Raffle – prizes include and Apple iPad, overnight stay and dinner, show […]

Volunteer Voices- Patient Experience volunteer, Lucy

As part of Volunteers Week 2019, we are looking at some of the roles available around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here we meet Lucy Burgess. Lucy has been volunteering at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since October 2018. The 26-year-old, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a vital support to the Trust’s Patient Experience team as […]

Volunteer Voices – Chaplaincy Volunteer, Sue

As part of Volunteers Week 2019 (June 1-7), we are looking at some of the volunteer roles around Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Sue Rose is a whirlwind. The retired former personnel manager for Tesco, never seems to keep still, always on the move taking on the next challenge from bodyboarding to helping out […]

Former Clifton staff meet up to share great memories

Retired staff from Clifton Hospital have gathered together again for their annual reunion. An afternoon tea was held at the Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes, where 30 former staff gathered to catch up and share memories. Former staff nurse, June Dawkins, worked at Clifton for 10 years of her 30 year nursing career. She said: “I […]

Skin cancer survivor helps Blackpool youngsters learn about sun safety

A Poulton skin cancer survivor has helped a Blackpool school learn about sun safety. Brian Watson, 81, visited Layton Primary school along with Clifton Hospital’s Skin Care Coordinator, Michelle Forsyth, to present Year 3 with a special sun cream dispensing board. Brian has had 11 operations to remove skin cancer and spoke to the children […]