The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1st December 2007. The Trust then gained teaching hospital status and became Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. In April 2012 the Trust merged with community health services from NHS Blackpool and NHS North Lancashire as part of the Transformation of Patient Pathways Programme.
The Trust now serves a population of approximately 440,000 residents across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.
The Trust comprises Blackpool Victoria Hospital which is a large busy acute hospital, two smaller community hospitals - Clifton Hospital and Fleetwood Hospital - three elderly rehabilitation hospitals - Wesham Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, Rossall Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, the National Artificial Eye Service and Blenheim House Child Development Centre.
Bispham Hospital is now a social enterprise and has its own website.
The Trust is also responsible for the provision of Community services such as District Nursing and Midwifery to an large geographical area, extending from Lytham St Annes in the South as far North as Morecambe and Carnforth.
We employ more than 6,000 staff and our budget is approximately £335m per year. We have around 830 beds across all sites and see more than 56,000 day-case and inpatients, 250,000 outpatients and over 91,000 A & E patients every year.
We are also one of four tertiary cardiac centres in the North West, providing specialist cardiac services to heart patients from Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Source - Trust Website