Archive: February, 2014

27 February 2014 – Helpline extended for seriously and terminally ill patients

Posted on 02/27/14 by AireAdmin

A helpline for patients who have a serious illness and may be in the last year of their lives is being extended for the benefit of hundreds of patients in Bradford this month. The dedicated ‘Gold Line’ was launched across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven last November. It is a telephone service aims to provide one […]

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25 February 2014 – Staff give Airedale Hospital the thumbs up for treatment and as a place to work

Posted on 02/25/14 by AireAdmin

More employees would recommend Airedale Hospital as a place to work or receive treatment according to this year’s national staff survey 2014. The latest findings, published today (Tuesday) showed that Airedale NHS Foundation Trust scored better than other’s throughout the country for the number of respondents who said care of patients is the hospital’s top […]

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20 February 2014 – Hospital seeks people for Council of Governors

Posted on 02/25/14 by AireAdmin

Anyone seeking to become more involved in how Airedale Hospital is run by becoming one of its governors is invited to a special event this week to find out what it involves. The ‘Everything You Need to Know’ event is being held at the hospital tonight (Thursday 27 February) between 5.30pm – 7.00pm in the seminar room, […]

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24th February 2014 – New Skype service from Macmillan

Posted on 02/24/14 by helenroberts No Comments

If you need to talk about cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support now has a new way for you to get in touch with someone who has been there. Using Skype, Macmillan can connect you with someone who’s had personal experience of cancer.  You can speak to them for free and in confidence. Skype buddies are trained […]

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21st February 2014 – From the Heart

Posted on 02/21/14 by AireAdmin No Comments

Some of you may have heard of 3 million lives. This initiative is currently taking on a new lease of life led by NHS England and I was delighted to be invited to co-chair a ‘measures and metrics design group’. This week the group, with representatives from health, social care, local authority and industry, met […]

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20 February 2014 – Airedale Hospital scoops award for low death rates

Posted on 02/20/14 by AireAdmin

A national award was presented to Airedale Hospital this week for having low mortality rates at weekends. The Trust was one of 12 trusts to receive a highly commended award for improving their performance at weekends including low re-admissions rates from 2011/12 to 2012/13. Data gathered for the annual Dr Foster Hospital Guide – which […]

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17th February 2014 – Common health questions: weight

Posted on 02/17/14 by helenroberts No Comments
eat less message

If you want to lose weight or manage your weight better, and need help to get started or stay on track, look for good, evidence-based information and advice about diet and exercise, from websites with the Information Standard.  And take advantage of the free support on offer locally to help you develop healthier eating habits […]

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14 February 2014 – Streamlining pathology at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 02/17/14 by AireAdmin

A £400,000 refurbishment of Airedale Hospital’s pathology department is underway to provide extra space so the team can cope with an increase in business and work more efficiently. It is expected to be completed by August and is being carried out in nine phases so that they team can be fully operational throughout the process. […]

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14 February 2014 – Ambulances are not always the answer

Posted on 02/17/14 by AireAdmin

Some of you out there may have come across this headline over the couple of weeks.. it reads: The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen over the past five years, NHS data shows. There were 300,039 trips in 2012-13 compared to 147,325 in 2007-08 – a rise of 104%, […]

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14 February 2014 – Airedale showcases work at National Event

Posted on 02/17/14 by AireAdmin

Clinicians from Airedale Hospital are demonstrating how they use technology to help improve the care and health of patients at a major national conference at Manchester Central on 3 and 4 March. Around 10,000 people from health and social care professions, the voluntary sector, and patients will take part in The Health and Care Innovation […]

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