18th October 2013 – Local woman thanks staff at Airedale Hospital
A Keighley woman has thanked staff at Airedale Hospital for the excellent care she received following an operation by making a donation to the ward that cared for her.
Margaret Wild, originally from Glusburn, was treated last month on ward 18, a specialist orthopaedic unit at the hospital, following a hip operation, and was so impressed with her care that she wanted to give something back.
Margaret said: “I can’t fault my stay at Airedale, it didn’t even feel like being in hospital, I could have been in a five star hotel. Everyone, from the bottom to the top, was faultless.”
Her kind donation was to buy tea, coffee and biscuits, clocks for the ward as well as crockery and cutlery to help the new unit feel even more like a home from home.
Angela McGarry, sister on ward 18 at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It’s lovely to have a patient who was so happy with her time here; we always strive to provide the best care we can so it’s lovely to hear it straight from a patient. We’d like to thank Margaret for her generous donation; the tea will certainly keep us going for a while!”
Ward 18 opened in October as a specialist orthopaedic ward and includes seven side rooms – as well as ward beds – a treatment room, physiotherapy area, day room, dining room and education facility.
Margaret said: “Being in such a nice environment definitely helps towards a faster and happier recovery.”
The orthopaedic team uses an enhances recovery programme for him and knee replacements, allowing patients to start moving safely and comfortably a few hours after their operation.”