Archive: September, 2014

30th September 2014 – Spotting signs and symptoms of cancer

Posted on 09/30/14 by helenroberts

Spotting cancer early is really important.  When it’s diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful and you have a much greater chance of surviving cancer. Cancer Research UK offers lots of useful information about cancer signs and symptoms on its website, including: a list of key signs and symptoms; an interactive symptom checker; […]

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23rd September 2014 – Cancer support on your doorstep

Posted on 09/23/14 by helenroberts

Macmillan and Boots are working together to offer lots of new ways for people to access the cancer information and support they need.  100s of Boots pharmacists have been trained to offer cancer information and support in local stores across the UK.  In our area, you can find a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist in the following […]

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19th September 2014 – Nursery children choose emergency department wall images

Posted on 09/19/14 by AireAdmin

Children from the on-site day nursery at Airedale Hospital helped Emergency Department consultants pick out their favourite image for the distraction walls in their new department. The children told staff what they liked and disliked about each picture. The top four scene – a farm, a pirate underwater, a rainforest and a monster hospital – […]

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19th September 2014 – Check your calories

Posted on 09/19/14 by helenroberts
cakes

If you are trying to manage your weight and keep track of the calories in your food and drink, try this handy calorie checker on the NHS Choices website. You can check the calories in over 150,000 types of food and drink, including branded products. You can use it to add up the calories you consume […]

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12th September 2014 – Equipment donation to new Emergency Department

Posted on 09/12/14 by AireAdmin

A Keighley company is donating equipment for patients to improve their comfort when being assessed or treated in Airedale Hospital’s new Emergency Department. RA Medical Services has offered to support the hospital’s Emergency Department Appeal by offering inhalation sedation equipment to the new unit, free of charge. Dr Richard Keeble, consultant in emergency medicine and […]

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12th September 2014 – Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Posted on 09/12/14 by helenroberts
older woman in a chair

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints.  Hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected.  It is an autoimmune disease.  This means that your immune system attacks the cells that line your joints, making them swollen, stiff and painful. If you are living with the condition, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society […]

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4th September 2014 – Endoscopy and theatres open day

Posted on 09/08/14 by AireAdmin

Come and explore Airedale Hospital’s brand new endoscopy unit and find out what it is like to work in our operating theatres at a family open event on Saturday 18 October, between 11.00am and 4.00pm. There will be fun for all ages – children can get dressed up in gowns and masks and get hands-on […]

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Reflections on my introduction to working with telemedicine

Posted on 09/08/14 by AireAdmin

Looking back on my first week in my new role as a sister in our Telehealth Hub – it was a huge change from my previous role as a community nurse and falls practitioner. I was rather nervous about my first video consultation (sweaty palms and butterflies every time the theme tune for the video […]

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3rd September 2014 – Alps Cycle a Success

Posted on 09/04/14 by AireAdmin

A team of four triumphant cyclists finished their Alps challenge last month, with their last leg finishing at Airedale Hospital. The group, which was made up of Christa Baldwin, 34, Kevin Wharton, 60, Ray Cryer, 66, and Kevin Owens, 60, took on the 1200 mile challenge to raise money for a number of charities, including […]

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