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.

Teamwork shines through once again
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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Important message about annual leave
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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Thanks to all from the Trust Board
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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Please stay alert and stay safe
By Kevin McGee / May 29, 2020

Please stay alert and stay safe

IT has been another eventful week with plenty to talk about and consider once again in terms of Coronavirus. The last couple of days has seen some measures introduced that point to a gradual relaxation of some of the lockdown...

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A fitting mark of respect for Boy
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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Commitment starts to show results
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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Emotional week for everyone
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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A busy and emotional week
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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Thank you for your hard work
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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Focusing on transformation
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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