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 / May 22, 2020

A fitting mark of respect for Boy

THIS week we paid our last respects to our colleague Eleuterio "Boy" Gibela as his funeral cortege passed through Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Thank you to all the staff who paid their respects in such an honourable way to Boy who...

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By Kevin McGee / May 15, 2020

Commitment starts to show results

MUCH of the talk this week has been about the Prime Minister’s message to the nation on Sunday outlining some of the changes to the lockdown rules that we have to take into account from this week. The changes have...

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By Kevin McGee / May 8, 2020

Emotional week for everyone

THIS has been an amazingly emotional week at the Trust this week with the death of a very popular, long serving colleague in everyone’s minds. Eleuterio “Boy’’ Gibela was clearly a much loved individual who had served the Trust for...

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By Kevin McGee / May 1, 2020

A busy and emotional week

IT has been another busy and poignant week for everyone as we continue to do all we can to get through the Coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday saw a national minute’s silence at the Trust in memory of all those carers who...

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By Kevin McGee / April 24, 2020

Thank you for your hard work

FIRSTLY a big thank you to all of you. I know the current situation is difficult, out of work as well as in work. I wish I could tell you when it will be end, but that is not quite...

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By Kevin McGee / April 17, 2020

Focusing on transformation

HELLO everyone. Thank you all once again for your amazing efforts over the last few weeks for everything you are doing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, we saw a huge show of gratitude and appreciation for all key workers...

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By Kevin McGee / April 10, 2020

You are all making a difference

I WOULD like to start my latest notes by wishing everyone a Happy Easter. If anything makes us sit and ponder about how things have changed in our lives at the moment with the Coronavirus pandemic then this weekend perhaps...

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By Kevin McGee / April 3, 2020

Rising to the biggest challenge

WELCOME to my latest blog which comes at the end of yet another incredible week for all of us. I am sure I am not alone in thinking that life is on hold for so many of us at the...

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By Pearse Butler / March 27, 2020

A huge thank you to everyone

THE last few weeks have been extraordinary for us all. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us and will continue to do so for some time. I have been involved in healthcare and public services for...

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By Kevin McGee / March 20, 2020

A huge thank-you for Covid-19 response

THERE is only one topic to talk about this week which is obviously Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as it is becoming more widely known. The first thing we want to do is thank every single member of staff for everything you...

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