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 / June 11, 2021

A Busy Time For All At The Trust

I have to say that despite the wonderful weather, this week has felt like January here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. I know that will seem strange with the warm and sunny days and nights and the unusual balmy temperatures so,...

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By Kevin McGee / June 4, 2021

A Thank-You To Our Volunteers

At the start of the pandemic in 2020, due to the heavy restrictions Trusts had to put in place to reduce footfall and transmission, we had to say a temporary good-bye to a very special group of colleagues, our volunteers. It...

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By Natalie Hudson / May 28, 2021

Our People Are Amazing

You may have seen in the news or in the Trust’s social media accounts over the past few weeks that the emergency department at Blackpool Victoria has been incredibly busy. This feels like an understatement when I think of the...

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By Kevin McGee / May 21, 2021

A Focus On Quality Improvement

As someone who has been part of the NHS for a very long time, it will come as no surprise to hear I am incredibly passionate about it and everything we stand for. To describe the NHS as an organisation...

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By Kevin McGee / May 14, 2021

Accelerating care across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region

In recent weeks the numbers of people in hospital with COVID-19 has fallen, as have numbers of cases in the community. COVID-19 will be with us for some time, but we hope we are moving away from the intense pressure...

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By Peter Murphy / May 7, 2021

A Time To Celebrate Our Extraordinary Staff

My name is Pete Murphy, the Trust’s Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality. I’ve asked to be a guest writer for the week, and I want to use this opportunity to dedicate my introduction to all Nurses, Midwives and support...

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By Stephen Fogg / April 30, 2021

Welcome from the Chairman

For those of you I have not been able to meet or speak to you yet, my name is Steve Fogg and I am Chair of the Trust Board here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Firstly, I want to tell you...

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A new structure for the Trust
By Kevin McGee / April 23, 2021

A new structure for the Trust

Over the past few weeks, the Trust has implemented a new structure designed to provide more capacity, more capability and better outcomes across all our services for patients and their families. We began a review last summer to look at...

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Improving provisions across the Fylde Coast
By Kevin McGee / April 9, 2021

Improving provisions across the Fylde Coast

One of the Trust’s major aims has been to further develop its emergency department and critical care facilities. I am delighted to say, this week we have taken a major step forward as our £13million business case to develop our...

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Putting thanks and admiration on record
By Kevin McGee / April 1, 2021

Putting thanks and admiration on record

This week I was delighted to see the fantastic news that more than 30 million people have been vaccinated, representing more than half of all adults in the UK who have now had their first dose. Here at Blackpool Teaching...

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