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.

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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Getting better each and every day
By Kevin McGee / March 26, 2021

Getting better each and every day

Regular readers of the blog will remember I have previously shared the initial feedback I received from colleagues at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced visit by their inspection team to Blackpool Victoria Hospital in January. You can...

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By Kevin McGee / March 19, 2021

Sharing reflections of the last year

This week I have joined colleagues from across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals to reflect and remember everything we have been through over the past year. It is almost 12 months to the day since we admitted our first patient with Covid-19....

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Finding time and space to say thank you
By Kevin McGee / March 12, 2021

Finding time and space to say thank you

The results from the national staff survey run independently each year across the entire NHS nationally were published yesterday and, as always, provide valuable insight into how it really feels to work in healthcare in the UK. This feedback from...

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A time to be open and provide assurance
By Kevin McGee / March 5, 2021

A time to be open and provide assurance

It would be entirely remiss of me not to focus this week’s blog with an update following the well-publicised development in a long-running Police investigation focused on the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria. Lancashire Police yesterday announced the investigating team...

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Take the opportunity to be vaccinated
By Kevin McGee / February 26, 2021

Take the opportunity to be vaccinated

I don’t know about you, but I found the announcement from Government this week outlining the plan for emerging safely from lockdown has given me a lift. The idea that we could be completely free of social distancing measures by...

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“Great people are doing great things…”
By Kevin McGee / February 19, 2021

“Great people are doing great things…”

Everyone at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals continues to focus a great deal of time and effort on making improvements to services and ensuring that the quality of everything we do makes a tangible, positive difference to the lives of local people....

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Signalling the start of recovery
By Kevin McGee / February 12, 2021

Signalling the start of recovery

It seems like something we might want to whisper gently after the horrors we have endured over the past 12 months, but I do think there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic this week. I say cautious because we must...

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Pulling together through a crisis
By Nicki Latham / February 5, 2021

Pulling together through a crisis

I was delighted to be invited to be ‘guest blogger’ this week in Kevin’s absence for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s great to see colleagues like Kevin taking a break from work to rest and recharge as we continue...

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