Archive: September, 2012

26th September 2012 – Diamond celebrations for hospital charity

Posted on 09/26/12 by AireAdmin

A charity which, over the years, has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to provide that ‘little bit extra’ for patients at Skipton Hospital and in the community is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year. The Skipton and District Hospital Friends, which was set up in 1952 by a group of local business people, celebrated […]

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24th September 2012 – European teams visit Airedale to see telemedicine

Posted on 09/24/12 by AireAdmin

A fact-finding trip by teams from three European countries has been hosted at Airedale Hospital. The two-day visit was part of the three year €2.7m RICHARD project (Regional ICT based Clusters for Healthcare Applications Research and Development Integration) funded by the European Commission. The project, which runs until August 2013, involves four European regions – […]

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17th September 2012 – Hip replacement patient races to recovery

Posted on 09/17/12 by AireAdmin

Proud Rosalind Beeson is still celebrating completing the 10k Great Yorkshire run just 17 months after having both hips replaced at Airedale Hospital. On strict instructions from her orthopaedic team to avoid jarring her hips, she achieved her personal challenge which was to walk the race through Sheffield centre. To her delight she achieved a […]

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17th September 2012 – Patient safety at the heart of week long event

Posted on 09/17/12 by AireAdmin

Staff at Airedale Hospital are supporting a national campaign to improve the safety of operations. Safer Surgery Week, which runs from 24-30 September, encourages theatre teams to undertake a number of simple local activities – the five steps to safer surgery – which build on the national surgical safety check list already in use at […]

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13th September 2012 – Airedale nurse helps to save lives nationally

Posted on 09/13/12 by AireAdmin

Nurse consultant Rachel Binks from Airedale Hospital has helped develop two national tools which will improve patient safety and help save thousands of lives each year. One is a standardised colour coded observation chart to be used by nurses across the country. The new chart, launched at the end of July, is based on the […]

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5th September 2012 – Drop in to find out more about lymphoedema

Posted on 09/05/12 by AireAdmin

A special event is being held to let more people know about lymphoedema – a condition which causes chronic swelling due to problems with the lymph drainage system. Healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public are urged to drop in to meet the lymphoedema team from Airedale Hospital and find out more about the […]

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5th September 2012 – Care improves for older people with hip fractures

Posted on 09/05/12 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has scored highly in a new report published yesterday ranking trusts throughout the country on the care they provide for people with hip fractures. It is based on the submissions to the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) which was developed as an independent survey, with support from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and […]

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4th September 2012 – Cancer specialists win fact-finding trip

Posted on 09/04/12 by AireAdmin

Two cancer specialists from Airedale Hospital have won funding to make a fact-finding trip to an international conference in Vienna this month (September). Carl Booth, lead pharmacist for cancer services and clinical trials was awarded £2,000 when his presentation was voted the best at the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) symposium in Glasgow last year The […]

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