Archive: July, 2013

30th July 2013 – Airedale Hospital’s friends and family test favourable first results

Posted on 07/30/13 by AireAdmin

The first results of the NHS Friends and Family Test for all acute hospitals inpatient and accident and emergency departments have been published today (30 July). The data includes results for every NHS trust in England and provides new and unique insights into the experiences of patients and how they view their local hospital services. […]

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30th July 2013 – New director of operations at Airedale Hospital’s helm

Posted on 07/30/13 by AireAdmin

New director of operations Stacey Hunter has been appointed whose role is to oversee the day-to-day running of Airedale Hospital. She has replaced Christine Miles who left Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to take a career break. Previously Stacey was divisional general manager for the Leeds Children’s Hospital and the Women’s, Head / Neck and Dental […]

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26th July 2013 – Airedale Hospital gets half a million pounds to improve environment for dementia patients

Posted on 07/26/13 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has won a bid for half a million pounds to improve its environment in a bid to provide a better level of care and experience of health services for patients suffering from dementia. The trust was one of 145 to apply for capital funding from the Department of Health’s ‘Here to Care’ project […]

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25th July 2013 – Yorkshire in bloom nomination for Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/25/13 by AireAdmin

The team responsible for brightening up a local hospital with beautiful flower displays is hoping for success in a regional competition. Airedale Hospital has been visited by a judging team from Yorkshire in Bloom as part of its nomination for an award in the public and private charitable establishments category for the 2013 event. The […]

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18th July 2013 – Airedale chose as low risk to pilot new CQC visits

Posted on 07/18/13 by AireAdmin

The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards, has announced today that Airedale Hospital will be amongst the first 18 NHS Trusts to be visited as part of the new programme of hospital inspections. Airedale has been selected as a low risk hospital to help test the methodology of the new inspections alongside […]

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16th July – Top Midwife talks at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/16/13 by AireAdmin

Midwives from Bradford and Airedale are attending a workshop at Airedale Hospital hosted by the country’s top midwife. The talk, given by Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, will focus on normal births and the challenges and opportunities for midwives in the UK. Claire Mathews, head of midwifery at Airedale NHS […]

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9th July 2013 – Preview tour of Airedale’s new state-of-the-art endoscopy unit

Posted on 07/09/13 by AireAdmin

A group of patients and GP practice staff enjoyed a guided tour of Airedale Hospital’s £2.4m new endoscopy unit today (15 July) before it opens for business nest week. It offers better facilities for patients including greater privacy and an extra procedure room so that more people can be treated in the future which will […]

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9th July 2013 – Pedal challenge for hearing dogs

Posted on 07/09/13 by AireAdmin

Audiology manager Andy Smethurst is using pedal power to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Andy, aged 44, of Accrington, is joining four friends to complete a coast to coast cycle ride in three days to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday –  but also to boost the charity’s funds. They will be starting […]

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9th July 2013 – Lymphoedema service launches self-referral

Posted on 07/09/13 by AireAdmin

Patients who have chronic swelling due to problems with their lymph drainage system can now directly contact the service which can help them. The lymphoedema service run by nurses at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has just had its contract renewed for a further three years to care for patients in Airedale, Bradford and Wharfedale and […]

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4th July 2013 – Toby’s Day helps other families

Posted on 07/04/13 by AireAdmin

A Silsden family have raised over £1,700 for a local hospital to support parents whose babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth, in memory of their son. Fiona and Stewart Watson’s son Toby was stillborn on 8 December 2012 at Airedale Hospital, leaving both parents devastated by the sad experience. In his memory, family […]

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