Archive: November, 2013

28th November 2013 – Second amnesty to find lost hospital equipment

Posted on 11/29/13 by AireAdmin

Volunteers and staff at Airedale Hospital have joined forces to declare a second equipment amnesty in a bid to rescue lost wheelchairs, walking frames and other walking aids. The hospital held a similar amnesty nearly two years ago and hundreds of pairs of crutches, walking sticks, and walking aids work around £3,000 plus several wheelchairs, […]

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28th November 2013 – Patients have their say on new orthotic footwear

Posted on 11/29/13 by AireAdmin

Patients who use Airedale Hospital’s orthotic service are being invited to help develop a new range of footwear to ease a variety of foot problems. The orthotic’s team is working in partnership with Peacocks Medical Group to host an open day so that anyone who uses their services can join a user forum and have […]

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28th November 2013 – Are you at risk of diabetes?

Posted on 11/28/13 by helenroberts

Diabetes is a life-long health condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. This short animation explains how diabetes affects the body. There are 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK.  There are many more who don’t realise they have the condition. The most common type of diabetes is […]

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26th November 2013 – Better facilities for Airedale patients with eye problems

Posted on 11/26/13 by AireAdmin

Patients with eye conditions will now benefit from a better environment and service following a refurbishment at Airedale Hospital. Those patients with age related macular degeneration (AMD), which sometimes causes blindness, can now be treated on site without having to travel to Bradford or Leeds. The suite within outpatients, formerly used by neurophysiology, has been […]

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25th November 2013 – What do you really know about HIV and AIDS?

Posted on 11/25/13 by helenroberts

World AIDS Day is coming up on 1 December.  This is all about being aware and acting aware of HIV and AIDS.  Why not start by testing what you know with this quiz? Or come along to a special event in Bradford on Saturday 30 November. This will take place at the old Stead and […]

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22nd November 2013 – New NHS campaign to help people stay well this winter

Posted on 11/22/13 by AireAdmin

Doctors are launching a campaign to urge patients in Bradford and Airedale to look after their health this winter and get the right NHS treatment if they are ill. The winter campaign – which starts on 25 November – focuses on helping people to make the right choices about which health services they use over […]

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22nd November 2013 – Fun for family at health day in Keighley

Posted on 11/22/13 by AireAdmin

Families are urged to come along to have fun and learn more about their health at a special event in Keighley. It will be held between 10am – 2pm, Friday 6 December, at the Central Hall, Alice Street, in Keighley and has been organised by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s community specialist nurses. There will be […]

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20th November 2013 – Tools to keep track of your drinking

Posted on 11/21/13 by helenroberts

This is Alcohol Awareness Week.  Why not start to keep track of your drinking with these handy online tools and apps? Change4life drinks checker and mobile app; Keep a drinks diary for a week; NHS Choices iphone and desktop drinks trackers. There are other alcohol apps in the NHS Choices health apps library here. Find […]

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18th November 2013 – Airedale consultants and patient warns of dangers of alcohol

Posted on 11/18/13 by AireAdmin

More patients than ever before are being admitted to Airedale Hospital with serious liver disease due to alcohol abuse is the stark warning from consultants. And more frequently these are younger patients in their 20s and 30s who face premature death from the effects of drinking too much. This warning comes during Alcohol Awareness Week […]

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13th November 2013 – For coughs and colds, antibiotics are not what the doctor ordered

Posted on 11/14/13 by AireAdmin

Don’t be surprised if your doctor doesn’t prescribe antibiotics to help you recover from flu or other viruses this winter is the message from Airedale Hospital’s pharmacist Kevin Frost. He is joining health workers in their effort to dispel the myth that antibiotics are the best use for mild infections, such as colds, coughs, sinusitis, earache and […]

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