Archive: October, 2014

Our role as parent education midwives

Posted on 10/31/14 by AireAdmin

In January 2014 we began work as Lead Midwives for Parent Education within the maternity services. It is a privilege to be able to provide up-to-date and realistic information to parents-to-be during this exciting and life changing period of their life. It also allows us opportunity to promote the fantastic maternity services that we have […]

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Nurse Endoscopists

Posted on 10/31/14 by AireAdmin

Working as an Advanced Practitioner within Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a challenging, dynamic but very rewarding role. As a team we feel very supported and recognised by the organisation working within the standards of a nationally JAG accredited service. At the moment we have a team of four nurses, one working in upper GI […]

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24th October 2014 – Airedale Hospital goes ‘greener’

Posted on 10/31/14 by AireAdmin

Three boilers and a combined heat and power unit have been installed at Airedale Hospital as part of a ‘green’ plan to be more energy efficient. Upgrading the heating infrastructure is the final stage of the programme which also involved replacing 2,800 lights and upgrading the ventilation systems in the Trust’s operating theatres. The new […]

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29th October 2014 – Two inspirational leaders in dementia care shortlisted for national award

Posted on 10/31/14 by AireAdmin

Two inspiring leaders of dementia care at Airedale Hospital have been shortlisted for prestigious national awards. They are Elaine Andrews, assistant director of patient safety at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, and Eileen Proud, chair of Friends of Airedale one of the hospital’s charities. Elaine has been shortlisted in the Dementia Care “Inspiring Leader” category in […]

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24th October 2014 – Airedale Hospital launches staff flu campaign

Posted on 10/31/14 by AireAdmin

Hospital bosses are urging staff to protect their patients by having their flu vaccination. Since launching the annual campaign earlier this month (October), employee health and wellbeing staff at Airedale Hospital have been visiting wards and departments and running drop in clinics to give staff their flu jab. Karl Mainprize, medical director at Airedale NHS […]

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17th October 2014 – Hospital worker takes on sky dive for charity

Posted on 10/22/14 by AireAdmin

A gardener at a local hospital has taken a leap for charity, by jumping out of an aeroplane. Steve Marshall from Airedale Hospital, joined Jump for Love, a national skydiving event to raise vital funds to support the charity Saying Goodbye, which is part of the Mariposa Trust. The event, which took place on 12 […]

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21st October 2014 – Read about cancer in easy words and pictures with Macmillan

Posted on 10/21/14 by helenroberts

If you are looking for information about cancer that is easy to read and understand, Macmillan Cancer Support have some brilliant new resources. They have produced a new range of easy read booklets that use simple language and pictures.  They can be useful for anyone who finds it hard to read. They also offer: a list of easy […]

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My extended role

Posted on 10/17/14 by AireAdmin

My consultant role was extended to clinical director for digital care and telemedicine earlier this year. This has been a fascinating journey for me. I have spent a lot of time working with our technical partners TPP and their integrated electronic health record, SystmOne as we plan to use it as a core clinical system […]

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17th October 2014 – Lupus awareness month

Posted on 10/17/14 by helenroberts

October is lupus awareness month, a campaign promoted by Lupus UK.  Lupus UK is the national charity supporting people affected by the condition.  Lupus (also known as systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE) is caused by problems with the immune system.  It can affect many parts of the body including the skin, joints, and internal organs.  The […]

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14th October – Bigger and better hospital shop

Posted on 10/16/14 by AireAdmin

One of the shops on the site of Airedale Hospital is being renovated and expanded for the benefit of patients. The shop, at the main entrance to the hospital on the ground floor, which is run by volunteers who belong to the charity Friends of Airedale, will be closed during the work. The £60,000 facelift […]

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