Translating research into patient care
Airedale Hospital was opened in 1970 by Prince Charles and is an award winning hospital providing high quality, personalised, acute, elective and specialist care for a population of over 200,000 people from a widespread area covering 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire - stretching as far as the Yorkshire Dales and the National Park in North Yorkshire, reaching areas of North Bradford and Guiseley in West Yorkshire and extending into Colne and Pendle in the East of Lancashire.
- We employ 2,900 staff and have 400 committed volunteers
- In a year we treat 25,000 inpatients, 26,000 non-elective patients and 150,000 outpatients
- Our Accident and Emergency Department sees and treats over 51,000 patients every year
- Around 2,600 babies are born each year at the hospital
We provide services from our main hospital site and at other locations across the community, in sites owned by our Primary Care Trusts. The PCTs commission health services from us for the patients within their GP practices and the three main PCT’s referring patients to us are – NHS Bradford and Airedale, NHS North Yorkshire and York and NHS East Lancashire.
Our vision is to be the hospital chosen by the community for putting patients first, providing excellent, innovative and diverse services, delivering safe standards of care, all underpinned by the constant pursuit of efficiency.