Archive: August, 2014

28th August 2014 – Thank you to Airedale Hospital’s dedicated volunteers

Posted on 08/28/14 by AireAdmin

A special event was held to say thank you to more than 350 people who volunteer at Airedale Hospital. It was held on Tuesday 19 August over a lunch time in a giant marquee on the site. There were talks about  our new endoscopy unit by matron Denise Todd and sister Julie Blackburn who thanked […]

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My role as a gardener at Airedale

Posted on 08/27/14 by AireAdmin

I have worked at Airedale for almost 10 years including six as a gardener and three as head gardener. We are lucky to have such beautiful surroundings here at Airedale and this is one thing that has kept me here for so many years. Since becoming head gardener, I have enjoyed trying to raise the […]

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26th August 2014 – Final vote for top photo during staff benefits day

Posted on 08/27/14 by AireAdmin

Shiatsu massage and energising workshops were just a couple of the attractions for employees at a Staff Benefits Day held at Airedale Hospital. Another highlight was the final stage of a photographic competition as staff could have their say by voting for the top winner of £100 prize. An exhibition of 13 final entries from […]

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Telemedicine in prisons

Posted on 08/26/14 by AireAdmin

Why is it so hard? As well as providing telemedicine to help almost 4000 patients to stay where they are more comfortable – in their nursing or residential care home or their own home – our clinical teams deliver consultations to prisoners in 13 prisons across England. Our innovative telemedicine journey began in offender health […]

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26th August 2014 – Common health questions: COPD

Posted on 08/26/14 by helenroberts
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This is the final post in our series on common health questions.  COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  It is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have difficulties breathing, mainly due to the narrowing of their airways.  The main cause […]

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20th August 2014 – Everyday first aid

Posted on 08/20/14 by helenroberts
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If you want to learn the skills you’ll need to help in an emergency, the Red Cross has created some great new videos to help make everyday first aid easy to learn and remember. You can learn about first aid skills for: broken bones; asthma attacks; allergies; head injuries; and much more… You can also download […]

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14th August 2014 – Hospital charity buys life saving kit

Posted on 08/14/14 by AireAdmin

A local charity has helped to buy life-saving equipment for patients at Airedale Hospital. Airedale New Venture, one of the charities which fundraises on behalf of the hospital, has donated more than £20,000 to buy 25 new crash trolleys.  The trolleys are used in the event of a medical emergency or cardiac arrest on the […]

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My role in the community

Posted on 08/08/14 by AireAdmin

My name is Carolyn and I’m the lead for Airedale’s community specialist nurses team. It’s a great team, we all work closely together for our innovative, friendly Trust. We provide high quality care which is Airedale’s trademark – and we are proud of it. Community Services came over to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in 2012 when the […]

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8th August 2014 – Lets be ‘cock-a hoop’ at Airedale Hospital’s family Open Day

Posted on 08/08/14 by AireAdmin

Hula hooping, zumba and bokwa are some of the more creative ways of keeping fit to try at Airedale Hospital’s Open day. A wide range of demonstrations and taster sessions from Dru yoga to Thai Boxing will be on offer outside a giant marquee from fitness instructors from Eastburn Fitness centre. There will be more […]

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1st August 2014 – Test out new interactive floor planned for Airedale Hospital’s Emergency Department

Posted on 08/07/14 by AireAdmin

Have fun, improve your agility and even learn something by testing out a new ‘interactive floor’ planned for Airedale Hospital’s emergency department – one of the attractions at the Trust’s family open day. The floor is designed to reduce stress with its sound system and visual effects that create a feeling of actually being involved […]

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