NHS trust in line for award

Maroe Thompson, Director of Nursing and Quality at Blackpool.
Maroe Thompson, Director of Nursing and Quality at Blackpool.
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THE Fylde coast’s hospitals are in the running for a first aid award.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been short-listed for the St John Ambulance awards, under the public sector, not-for-profit awards.

The trust will find it if it has been successful at a glittering event in London on November 19.

Marie Thompson, director of nursing and quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The trust is delighted to be nominated for this year’s St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.

“As an organisation we support our staff in the development of excellent clinical skills to ensure the communities we serve within Blackpool and North Lancashire receive high quality care.” The awards were launched in July last year to celebrate individuals, businesses and communities leading the way in first-aid.

Trophies go to organisations who have exemplary first aid standards and to heroes who have been the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Awards at the celebratory black-tie awards dinner will be presented by celebrities including Dragons’ Den star and businessman Duncan Bannatyne, singer Michelle Heaton who needed first-aid when she collapsed at a marathon and TV presenter Matthew Wright, whose life was saved when he choked.

For more details, click www.sja.org.uk/firstaidawards