Blackpool physios praised for innovation

The Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy paid a visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and praised the innovative practice. Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said how impressed she was by some best practice, including the Lung Ultrasound advancements for patients. Karen said: “This has been a highly successful […]

Well-loved Fylde coast doctor reaches milestone anniversary

A well-loved Fylde coast doctor has celebrated a milestone anniversary in delivering hospital care. Dr Maung Maung Latt has worked at Clifton Hospital, St Annes, for 25 years and the staff held a party to celebrate. He said: “The staff had to keep the party a secret because I don’t like a fuss, but I […]

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 […]

Blackpool Neonatal Unit launch new care model for families

The neonatal team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has launched a new caring method to support babies and their family while they are being cared for in hospital. The new care pathway, launched by neonatal sister Sarah Heydon, is called Family Integrated Care, which allows staff to become partners in care and for parents to be […]

Listen to the Trust’s first podcast with guest, Andy Mitchell

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made its very first podcast. What better way to start than to interview Radio Wave’s Andy Mitchell, who started his career at Radio Victoria, Blackpool Victoria’s own hospital radio station, in 1979.   Later this year, Andy celebrates his 40 year anniversary in broadcasting. Listen here to discover […]

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 volunteer presents former student with school souvenir

A hospital volunteer has presented his former pupil with a rare gift. Volunteer Denys Barber, who was taught at Arnold School gave Radio Wave news reader and former Arnold student, Andy Mitchell, a rare school photo from 1976 – in which they both appear. Denys said: “I was given the school photo by a friend […]

Clifton Hospital’s Armchair Zumba-style has all the right moves

A local hospital has found a novel new way of keeping patients active. Armchair Zumba-style sessions are held every month at Clifton Hospital, St Annes, and are ran voluntarily by local fitness instructor, Andrew Noble. He said: “This is the third session I have hosted here at Clifton – I love it and so do […]

Important mental health message from Wyre pupils

YOUNG people in Wyre have come together to raise awareness of mental health in the area’s schools. Chris Smith from youth group URPotential has worked with young people in an effort to improve mental health care and support for pupils in Wyre schools. He explained: “URPotential work with many projects across Wyre, Blackpool and Fylde […]

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 […]