Archive: October, 2013

31st October 2013 – Orthopaedic only ward opens at Airedale

Posted on 10/31/13 by AireAdmin

A specialist orthopaedic ward has opened for patients at Airedale Hospital. The unit, based on ward 18, is only available to patients having orthopaedic operations, greatly reducing the likelihood of potential infections. Alex Acornley, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clinical lead for orthopaedic services, said: “Having a dedicated unit for orthopaedic patients is something we have […]

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29th October 2013 – Find out why organ donation is so important

Posted on 10/29/13 by AireAdmin

A Specialist nurse from Airedale Hospital will talk about organ donation at an event on site on Tuesday 12th November 2013. The free talk, which will include information on the need for more people to join the organ donation register, what happens at donation and how this changes the lives of recipients will be given […]

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14th October 2013 – Airedale Hospital launches flu jab campaign

Posted on 10/14/13 by AireAdmin

Director of nursing, Rob Dearden and medical director, Andrew Catto, are urging all frontline staff at Airedale Hospital to protect themselves and their patients by having their free flu jab as soon as possible. Employee health and wellbeing staff have launched their annual campaign and will be visiting wards and departments to vaccinate staff and […]

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8th October 2013 – Work starts on Airedale’s new Emergency Department

Posted on 10/09/13 by AireAdmin

Work on the new Emergency Department (ED) for Airedale Hospital will be starting next week. The work will mean moving the current Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to a temporary location, the old endoscopy unit (along the corridor from the existing department), for 10 to 12 months, while the new state-of-the-art Emergency Department is being […]

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4th October 2013 – Airedale’s great bake sales raises over £1,000

Posted on 10/08/13 by AireAdmin

Kind hearted amateur bakers at Airedale Hospital have raised more than £1,000 for two charities. Colleagues from the hospital’s human resources, pathology and anaesthetic and theatre departments set up stalls in staff rooms to tempt teams to part with their pennies for good causes.  The bake sales, which took place over two days, raised more […]

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1st October 2013 – New and expectant mums asked for their views on care.

Posted on 10/01/13 by AireAdmin

New and expectant mums are being asked how likely they are to recommend Airedale’s maternity services to their friends and family if they needed similar care. The Friends and Family test (FFT), which was introduced on 1 April this year in every hospital across the country, is being extended to maternity services from today (1 […]

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

Posted on 10/01/13 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