Archive: April, 2014

23rd April 2014 – Airedale specialist nurse drives MS campaign

Posted on 04/28/14 by AireAdmin

Airedale’s community health team is helping to spread the word about the support available for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) as part of a nationwide campaign. Two MS specialist nurses Jane Pearce and Carolyn Zeyrek at Airedale Hospital, will be giving out information and advice on site during MS Awareness Week 28 April – 4 […]

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24th April 2014 – Common health questions: arthritis

Posted on 04/24/14 by helenroberts
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In our series on common health questions, we look at what high quality information and support is available in our area for those affected by arthritis. This is a common condition affecting about 10 million people in the UK, including children.  It causes pain and inflammation of joints and bones. NHS and other websites NHS […]

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23rd April 2014 – Using technology to support patients in their own homes

Posted on 04/23/14 by AireAdmin

Here’s the story of Kevin Dandy, an engineer from Involve, who installs telemedicine technology. I go back to my van feeling proud of myself – I’m like the cat that’s got the cream. I know what it’s like trying to get to speak to a nurse or a doctor, it’s not easy. I left that […]

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19th April 2014 – NHS dental services and charges

Posted on 04/19/14 by helenroberts

Find out about NHS dental services and new charges from 1 April 2014 in this new leaflet and poster from the Department of Health. The leaflet describes how NHS dental services in England work, including how to find an NHS dentist, what treatment to expect and how much it will cost. The poster shows the […]

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16th April 2014 – Take Airedale’s Friends and Family Test in five languages

Posted on 04/16/14 by AireAdmin

A key question has been produced in five different languages and Easy Read to help patients say what they think of care at Airedale Hospital. The new postcards have been produced in Polish, Slovakian, Urdu, Bengali and Mandarin and Easy Read for patients with mental capacity issues to help patients complete the Friends and Family […]

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15th April 2014 – Your health, your way

Posted on 04/15/14 by helenroberts
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If you live with a long term condition, you can find lots of advice and practical information in the Your health, your way guide from NHS Choices. The guide supports you to manage your condition and take control of your health.  This is called self care. Living with a long term condition brings challenges and […]

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11th April 2014 – Airedale Hospital’s Chairman welcomes his successor

Posted on 04/11/14 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has named a new chairman, Michael Luger. The appointment, approved by the Trust’s Council of Governors at their meeting this month (April), takes effect from 1 May. He will take over the role from Colin Millar who is standing down after eight years. Formerly Michael served as Dean of Manchester Business […]

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8th April 2014 – Temporary closure of west entrance at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 04/08/14 by AireAdmin

As part of the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s continuing work to create a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff, the west entrance to the hospital will be closed from Monday 14th April until Thursday 17th April. This closure is necessary to replace the current flagged flooring with a safer tarmacadam surface. Access to the […]

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8th April 2014 – Most Airedale patients say they are satisfied with Airedale Hospital’s referral process

Posted on 04/08/14 by AireAdmin

Findings from the latest inpatient department survey for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust have been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (Tuesday 15 April 2013). The independent survey asked the views of a sample of adults who had stayed overnight as an inpatient in August 2013. The patients were asked what they thought about […]

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4th April 2014 – Shadow Health Secretary visits Airedale Hospital

Posted on 04/04/14 by AireAdmin

Shadown Health Secretary Andy Burnham visited Airedale Hospital yesterday (Thursday 3 April) to talk to staff about pressures facing Emergency Departments and see the Trust’s Telehealth Hub in action. During his visit, the Member of Parliament for Leigh saw the plans for a new £6.3m Emergency Department on site and met staff in their temporary […]

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