1st October 2013 – Hot off the press – Airedale Hospital’s popular newspaper

Posted on October 1, 2013 by AireAdmin

Hot off the press is the third edition of Airedale’s popular Annual Record – a user-friendly version of the hospital’s annual report.

It is produced to let patients, their families and carers, health and social care workers and local people know more about the achievements of its staff over the past 12 months and what the hospital has to offer.

The newspaper, entitled The Annual Record 2012 / 2013, includes details of new services, major refurbishments and building work such as new maternity, endoscopy and A&E units to improve patient care; awards that staff at the hospital have won; advice on how to stay healthy; special profiles of teams, governors and volunteers; how teams listen to and respond to concerns of patients and their families; pages dedicated to young people and older people, ways in which patients can get more involved with their local hospital; how the hospital performs against nationally agreed targets; and a summary of the trust’s financial position.

This is the third time that hospital managers decided to produce this style of annual report due to positive feedback from staff and members of the local community.

It will be sent out to libraries, GP surgeries, and other health and community venues and will be available at events the hospital takes part in throughout the year.

Colin Millar, chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our newspaper version of the Annual Report is well received by both staff and members of the public as the new features and photos really bring it to life.

“Our aim is to keep our patients and local people informed about everything that is going on in the hospital, including developments that are on the horizon, such as plans for our new A&E department.

“Hopefully this publication will spread the word that we welcome local people becoming more involved with our work which will help us to continually improve our services and care.”

Copies of the Annual Record and Airedale Hospital’s Annual Report will be available on the internet at www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk

If anyone has any suggestions on the Annual Record could be improved, they can email them to communications@anhst.nhs.uk or tel: 01535 294541 / 42.