Selling Self-Care with selfies

 Fylde coast residents are being encouraged to promote self-care by taking a selfie. From November 12 to 18 the national campaign Self Care Week will be encouraging people to do something to promote their own health and wellbeing.  Self Care Week is an opportunity to promote self-care, which is one of the most effective tools […]

Macmillan Information Centre hosts new advice slot

FYLDE coast cancer patients are to benefit from a new regular advice clinic. The Macmillan Information Centre, based in the Windmill Unit of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, is hosting monthly sessions to give advice to cancer patients about their entitlement to benefits. The appointments are held with Carol Reid form the Disability First charity based on […]

Unique exhibition to celebrate Lancashire newspaper photographer

A park bench is the focal point of a “unique and wonderful” exhibition to celebrate the life of a Lancashire photographer. Following the death of her partner Mike Foster, journalist Elizabeth Gomm decided to dedicate a bench in his memory in Blackpool’s Stanley Park. Rather than just attach a plaque to remember press photographer Mike, […]

Trust has bid ta-ta to the Camerados teepee

Blackpool Victoria Hospital had said ta-ta to the Camerados teepee. The tepee was located in the main entrance of the hospital and has been welcoming a host of keen visitors since the end of June. Founder of Camerados, Maff Potts, travelled from Oxford to bid farewell to the teepee along with Development Manager, Izzy Harriss […]

Patient Information Notice – Transfer of Services

In October 2018, some of the NHS services provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) will be transferred to the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB). Services that are transferring relate to adults who are receiving care in the community including patients with long term conditions for example: District Nursing […]

Rosemere charity backs research at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

CLINICAL research has been given the green light after funding was secured for two new research nurse posts. The £63,208 funding has been provided by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation charity to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The money will allow the Trust to cover the nurses’ salaries and other associated costs for a year. […]

Trust to take part in Hypo Awareness Week campaign

Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with healthcare professionals across the country to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes in a national drive to improve staff knowledge and patient care. The Trust is staging a seven-day campaign to raise awareness about, and reduce episodes of, hypoglycaemia as part of Hypo […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital team wins national patient safety congress poster award

THE acute pain service team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is celebrating after winning an award at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Congress. The congress holds a Patient Safety Poster competition to recognise safety and quality improvement initiatives from the UK and around the world and provide a platform for staff to share and exchange safety […]

Back to school bugs are easier to fight than you might think

Parents have been urged to be prepared in case children pick up illnesses after returning to school. A leading local GP has said having a well-stocked medicine cabinet and knowing how to treat common ailments in children is the best way to avoid doctors’ appointments. Colds, upset stomachs and minor cuts and bruises spread easily […]