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 Kevin McGee / September 17, 2021

I am incredibly proud of the progress and improvements we have made

I wanted to blog this week to mark the end of my tenure as Chief Executive and Accountable Officer here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. And what an incredible week it has been with colleagues from the Care...

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By Dr Jim Gardner / September 9, 2021

‘Passion and friendship’ is the magic formula

I was both delighted and proud at last week’s meeting of the Trust Board when colleagues and advanced podiatrists Lesley Russell and Deborah Wilford attended and delivered a presentation entitled ‘celebrating brilliance’. Very often as a Trust Board it must...

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By Nicki Latham / September 3, 2021

Blackpool is Best

Those of you who were present at the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals board meeting this week will have seen that the Trust has taken a huge step forward by signing off on the Trust Strategic Framework. Incorporated into this framework, along...

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By Kevin McGee / August 27, 2021

An immense feeling of pride

Dear All This week’s blog is tinged with a feeling of sadness for me as it is my final one for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals before I leave to take up the role of CEO at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust....

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By Jane Butcher / August 19, 2021

If you see something, say something

Hello everyone, Due to annual leave and guest blogs I haven’t written to you for a few weeks, but as I watch the current situation in Afghanistan unfold, I wanted to check in with you all and to offer support....

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By Lee Barnes / August 13, 2021

Take time to self-care

I cannot think of a more challenging time than we have faced over the last 18 months. However, seeing how compassionate and committed Team BTH continues to be in spite of this terrible virus and day-to-day pressures is simply awe-inspiring....

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By Nicki Latham / August 6, 2021

Work together and think of each other

You’ll have noticed that for the last couple of weeks the Trust has published ‘guest blogs’ in the weekly spot usually reserved for the Chief Executive Kevin McGee, who has been on well-earned and equally well-deserved annual leave. Kevin is...

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By Peter Murphy / July 30, 2021

A magnificent amount of improvement delivered

Hello everyone, and I hope you are all keeping well. It continues to be an extraordinary time for all members of the team here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH) as we continue to wrestle with the delivery of safe services....

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By Kevin McGee / July 23, 2021

A genuine honour and privilege

This week the Trust has announced that Trish Armstrong-Child will be the new Chief Executive and will take up the role when I leave to join Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September.  I was part of the robust...

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By Kevin McGee / July 16, 2021

We Can’t Afford To Become Complacent

I want to mention a couple of things today that are important to myself, the Trust and to colleagues across the organisation equally. The first is the continued infection prevention control measures that will remain in place across all our...

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