• Springtime at last!

    24 March 2017

    Kevin McGee Blog 2016

    In this week’s blog, Chief Executive, Kevin McGee, discusses the recent events in London, the new chemotherapy unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. 

  • New chemotherapy unit opens at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

    21 March 2017

    chemo unit royal blackburn hospital

    Cancer patients are set to benefit from Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s new chemotherapy day unit that opened on Monday.


  • A matter of life and death!

    17 March 2017

    KM 2016

    It’s been a week of good news at ELHT and I want to share some of it with you.

  • Patients praise ‘brilliant’ A&E staff

    16 March 2017

    ED Team 2017

    Hard-working staff at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department received almost overwhelming praise from patients during a visit by members of the independent watchdog, Healthwatch Lancashire.

  • Bereavement care pioneer named ‘Nurse of the Year’

    15 March 2017

    Erin Bolton Award   web

    An East Lancashire nurse who works with families during the most difficult times in their lives has won the 2017 “Nurse of the Year” award presented by the British Journal of Nursing (BJN).

  • All hands on deck!

    10 March 2017

    Kevin Web 2016

    I want to begin this week’s blog by talking about the excellent news we received from the NHS Staff Survey earlier this week which shows that, as an organisation, we continue to improve the support we provide for our most important asset – our staff.

  • Golfers urged to hole some cash for Critical Care Unit!

    07 March 2017

    GolfDay1   website

    Local golfers are being encouraged to swing into action and raise cash for vital hospital equipment in memory of a Ribble Valley man.

  • Trust achieves best ever NHS Staff Survey results

    07 March 2017

    KM Web

    East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (ELHT) achieved its best ever ranking for staff engagement, according to the national NHS Staff Survey results which are published today.

  • Warm Welcomes

    03 March 2017

    Kevin McGee Blog 2016

    Chief Executive Kevin McGee discusses new staff and Emergency Department pressures in his latest blog. 

  • ELHT staff ‘march’ on four national awards

    01 March 2017

    Bereavement Champion 03 Erin   web

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s growing reputation for providing high quality health and support services can receive a further boost this month as four staff wait to discover if they have won prestigious national awards.

  • Employee of the month pushes up fundraising

    28 February 2017


    Porter Ismail Bhamji, has been named February’s Employee of the Month thanks to his amazing fundraising drive to buy specialist chairs for stroke patients.

  • Double donation at Burnley General Teaching Hospital thanks to Voluntary Workers

    27 February 2017

    voluntary workers

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s League of Voluntary Workers has raised funds to equip Burnley General Teaching Hospital with a £5,000 bladder scanner and hundreds of pounds worth of electronic entertainment for poorly children.

  • The difference between good and great

    24 February 2017

    Kevin McGee web

    Hello everyone. I’m glad to say that Storm Doris has moved on! On this beautiful crisp, sunny day (Friday) you’d never guess she’d been here at all.

  • Trust Chief Executive named one of Top 50 NHS CEOs

    23 February 2017

    Kevin McGee web

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) Chief Executive, Kevin McGee, has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Chief Executives in a list of NHS leaders selected by the country’s largest specialist healthcare magazine, the Health Service Journal (HSJ). 

  • Frailty improvements, elective surgery and flu uptake

    17 February 2017

    Kevin McGee Blog 2016

    In this weeks blog, the Chief Executive talks about Frailty improvements, elective surgery and flu uptake.

  • Alistair scoops Health Innovator award

    16 February 2017

    Alistair Grey

    A pharmacist whose innovation is improving care for patients was one of five winners from Lancashire at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

  • BBC & CQC - What a week!

    10 February 2017

    Kevin McGee Blog 2016

    Chief Executive, Kevin McGee discusses BBC News coverage and visits from the Care Quality Commission in this week's blog.

  • Portering Supervisor’s extra miles earn him Employee of the Month award

    08 February 2017

    eotm kevin aldred

    Portering Supervisor, Kevin Aldred, has been named January’s Employee of the Month thanks to his determination to maintain patient and staff safety and go the extra mile.


  • Trust appoints new Non-Executive Director

    07 February 2017

    Richard Smyth

    NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Richard Smyth as a Non-Executive Director at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as renewing the appointments of two current Non-Executive Directors.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Social Media reacts to Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital's BBC report

    07 February 2017

    A AND E

    BBC News were our guests in the Trust last week to film how we cope during our busiest period, and here's what you thought of last night's broadcast.