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 / August 7, 2020

Thank you for your response to testing

HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog. The big topic this week has undoubtedly been the mass staff COVID testing exercise that we have undertaken. I would like to say that the response was amazing. Our Incident Control Centre...

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By Kevin McGee / July 31, 2020

Please stick to safety guidelines

HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog. Firstly, thank you to everyone for all continuing to work really hard – things are not getting any easier are they? I know you are all totally committed to getting our services...

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By Kevin McGee / July 24, 2020

Encouraging staff to speak out

I WAS very encouraged at the results of the recently published Freedom to Speak Up Index which put Blackpool Teaching Hospitals into the top 50 highest scoring Trusts. It is vital for a good and effective organisation to ensure a...

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By Kevin McGee / July 17, 2020

Your feedback is vital to us

I SENT a note to all staff this week to inform you of the NHS People Pulse survey. This is a national survey that is asking for your views and comments and I really want you to take part because,...

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By Nicki Latham / July 10, 2020

Thanks for all your support

I am delighted to be writing my first blog to staff since joining the Trust’s board on a permanent basis recently as Director of Strategic Partnerships and sharing the Deputy Chief Executive role with Tim Bennett. I would firstly like...

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By Kevin McGee / July 3, 2020

Please support NHS birthday celebrations

THIS weekend the NHS will celebrate its 72nd birthday and I want to encourage everyone to play their part in marking the event. The last six months have arguably been the most challenging period in the history of the NHS...

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By Kevin McGee / June 26, 2020

Please keep taking PRIDE in your work

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog! First of all, no doubt you have noticed a few changes around our hospitals - they are getting busier for a start! There are mask stations where everyone can sanitise their hands and...

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By Kevin McGee / June 19, 2020

Teamwork shines through once again

THIS week has been another eventful one locally and nationally. It has been a landmark week in many ways with the new national rule that everyone has to wear a mask in a hospital setting coming into force. It is...

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By Kevin McGee / June 12, 2020

Important message about annual leave

I HAD some time off last week on annual leave. You may wonder where I am going with this statement but it was a much needed few days away from work and something that reminded me of the importance of...

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By Pearse Butler / June 5, 2020

Thanks to all from the Trust Board

THIS week we held our monthly Board meeting and I wanted to give staff an update on some of the issues we discussed. Firstly I wanted to make sure I pass on my thanks, on behalf of the Board to...

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