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 / 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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By Kevin McGee / January 10, 2020

Quality of care and staff wellbeing

THIS week we held our first full Board meeting of the new year. It was a busy agenda but the first point that everyone discussed was the need to say a massive thank you to all staff who have been...

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By Kevin McGee / January 3, 2020

Best wishes to you all for 2020

WELCOME to my first notes for 2020. I’d like to start by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and hope you all have a lot to look forward to in the 12 months. I also want to share my...

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By Kevin McGee / December 20, 2019

Christmas wishes to all

AS we move towards the end of 2019, I wanted to personally thank each and every member of the Trust for your hard work, dedication and professionalism during what has been a challenging and busy year. The Trust is a...

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By Kevin McGee / December 13, 2019

Quality Improvement Plan

IT has been a very busy week for everyone at the Trust and I would once again like to thank you all on behalf of the Board of Directors for all your outstanding efforts once again to provide the best...

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