Archive: December, 2012

27th December 2012 – Have your say on priorities for Airedale

Posted on 12/27/12 by AireAdmin

How important is it for you to be able to have hospital appointments at the weekend and in the evening? Do you think that better information to prepare patients for going home after a spell in hospital would be a great help towards their recovery? Patients, carers and members of the local community are being […]

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21 December 2012 – Laundry decision made by board

Posted on 12/21/12 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed its decision regarding the future of laundry services at Airedale Hospital, following the board of director’s meeting yesterday (Thursday 20 December). Following lengthy questioning and discussion the report’s recommendation, for a partial outsource option, was approved by the board. With this option, some staff will remain on site at […]

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21 December 2012 – Police visit children’s ward to spread Christmas cheer

Posted on 12/21/12 by AireAdmin

Officer’s from West Yorkshire Police, based in Keighley, played Santa when they visited Airedale Hospital’s children’s ward with two sacks full of presents. Two of the team, of around 35 officers from the divisional control room who had brought and wrapped presents, delivered the gifts to the ward in the hope of bringing an extra […]

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21 December 2012 – Don’t visit people in hospital if you are ill

Posted on 12/21/12 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has issued a plea to visitors to help in the fight against the common winter bug norovirus that can cause diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Although the hospital has many infection prevention measures in place, visitors and relatives can also play their part by not coming to hospital if they have: had vomiting and/or diarrhoea […]

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18 December 2012 – Local woman presented with National Diabetes award

Posted on 12/18/12 by AireAdmin

A lady given four days to live when she was diagnosed with diabetes 50 years ago has received a national award in recognition of her achievement. Ann Clegg, of Ilkley, reached her milestone this year and was presented with the Alan Nabarro Medal at Airedale Hospital on behalf of Diabetes UK. Over the past three […]

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18 December 2012 – Launch of Christmas endoscopy appeal

Posted on 12/18/12 by AireAdmin

Primary school pupils have helped launch a Christmas appeal to raise funds for equipment for a new endoscopy unit at Airedale Hospital. The children, from Steeton Primary School, have decorated dozens of Christmas pledge posters for hospital staff and supporters to pass to festive messages to colleagues so they can donate money to the appeal […]

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18 December 2012 – Young carol singers provide festive cheer for patients

Posted on 12/18/12 by AireAdmin

Patients visiting Airedale Hospital were given a festive treat by children from three local primary schools who turned up to sing Christmas carols in the entrance. Pupils from Steeton, Eastburn and Sutton Primary Schools provided a festive choral distraction in the outpatients department over three days. The visits were organised by chaplain Jenny Smith and […]

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12 December 2012 – Pilot to help Parkinson patients speak louder

Posted on 12/12/12 by AireAdmin

Ruth Pickles is the first patient at Airedale Hospital to pilot the remote delivery of an intensive treatment to help improve the lives of an increasing number of patients with Parkinson Disease. She will be the speech and language therapy team’s first patients to have Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) using telemedicine, which helps patients […]

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6 December 2012 – Airedale gets good marks in A&E patient survey

Posted on 12/06/12 by AireAdmin

The findings from the national accident and emergency (A&E) survey for 2012, for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, have been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (6 December). The independent survey asked the views of patients, aged 16 years and over, who went to Airedale Hospital’s A&E department during March 2012.  Patients were asked […]

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3 December 2012 – Airedale named as one of top hospitals in England

Posted on 12/03/12 by AireAdmin

A West Yorkshire hospital has been named as one of two runners up in a national hospital guide, published today (3 December) by Dr Foster. Airedale Hospital has received the accolade – as a runner up for the Trust of the Year award – for its low mortality and high clinical efficiency rating over the […]

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