CEO Blog

Chief Executive Kevin McGee issues a weekly blog to discuss his thoughts on what has been happening within the Trust and also how national or international events affect patients and staff here at BTH.

By Pearse Butler / March 27, 2020

A huge thank you to everyone

THE last few weeks have been extraordinary for us all. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us and will continue to do so for some time. I have been involved in healthcare and public services for...

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By Kevin McGee / March 20, 2020

A huge thank-you for Covid-19 response

THERE is only one topic to talk about this week which is obviously Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as it is becoming more widely known. The first thing we want to do is thank every single member of staff for everything you...

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By Kevin McGee / March 13, 2020


CORONAVIRUS continues to monopolise the headlines in the news and we know that will continue to do so for some time. We realise this is difficult time for many. We are monitoring national guidance in real time and working with...

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By Kevin McGee / February 28, 2020

Working hard to improve patient flow

I WAS interviewed by the BBC this week in relation to the Trust’s performance into so called “trolley waits’’ which is a phrase often used to describe the wait patients have once a decision has been made to admit them...

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By Kevin McGee / February 21, 2020

The importance of being kind

THE sad death of TV personality Caroline Flack this week has sparked huge debate about values and behaviours in our society. The major thing I take from this, apart from the tragic death of a successful young woman, is the...

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By Kevin McGee / February 14, 2020

Shaping healthcare across the Fylde coast

ONE thing that has become clear in terms of the future of the NHS is the need for greater collaboration between organisations and service providers. As a Trust we obviously have our own vision and areas of focus but over...

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By Kevin McGee / February 7, 2020

Leadership in focus

WE held our first leadership forum at the Trust this week where members of the Executive team gave an update on our plans for the future to senior members of staff in the organisation. Myself and the Chairman, Pearse Butler,...

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By Kevin McGee / January 31, 2020

Compassionate leadership

ONE of the main topics of discussion from the Trust’s CQC inspection report was the culture of the organisation. It was clear there was work to do to make this a better place to work for all staff and this...

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By Kevin McGee / January 24, 2020

Time to Talk Day

THE health and wellbeing of our colleagues is something we have discussed on numerous occasions over the past few months. We have talked previously about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise but it is also a fact that mental...

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By Dr Jim Gardner / January 17, 2020

Thank you for your welcome

I am delighted to be able to write these notes to introduce myself as the Trust’s new Medical Director. I am genuinely proud and honoured to have been appointed to the role. I have been in post a couple of...

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