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Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on December 1st 2007 under the National Health Service (NHS) Act 2006. In October 2010, the Trust was awarded teaching hospitals status and changed its named to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in recognition of this. On 1st April 2012, the Trust merged with the Community Health Services of NHS Blackpool and NHS North Lancashire.
The Trust comprises the following main sites:-
• Blackpool Victoria Hospital
• Clifton Hospital
• Fleetwood Hospital
• Bispham Rehabilitation Unit
• National Artificial Eye Service
The services at Bispham Rehabilitation Unit are provided by Spiral Health CIC http://www.spiralhealthcic.co.uk/aboutus.asp
As well as providing the full range of district hospital services and community health services such as adult and children’s services, health visiting, community nursing, sexual health services and family planning, stop smoking services and palliative care, the Trust provides tertiary cardiac and haematology services to a 1.6m population catchment area covering Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital services to the population of the Fylde Coast, as well as the millions of holidaymakers that visit each year. From 1st April 2012, the Trust also now provides a wide range of community services to residents in Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire. We employ 6,729 staff (Headcount) had a turnover in excess of £370m in 2013/14 and have a total of 912 beds.
Between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014 we treated approximately 94,355 day cases and inpatients (elective and non elective), 305,185 outpatients and had 82,999 A&E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,229,933.
The Trust attaches a great level of importance to supporting staff and assisting them in maintaining a work-life balance. A wide range of family-friendly and employee-friendly policies and procedures are in place to help staff work more flexibly. In addition we offer help with childcare arrangements and provide other staff benefits and facilities.”
“As a Trust we are committed to:
We are committed to the effective recruitment, retention and development of our employees, which is why we offer a great working environment, an attractive range of benefits and excellent opportunities for training and development.
The Trust is accredited as a "Positive About Disabled People" employer. This means we recognise our obligations under the ‘two ticks’ symbol to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity to enter employment and progress if and where possible.
We are also signatories to the “Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health” (Mindful Employer), a voluntary agreemen