Archive: December, 2014

30th December 2014 – Temporary closure of X-ray and blood test services at Skipton Hospital

Posted on 12/30/14 by AireAdmin No Comments

X-ray and blood test services at Skipton Hospital are closed temporarily during part of January due to essential electrical work. Patients with appointments for either radiology or phlebotomy services have been notified and will attend clinics at alternative venues, such as Airedale General Hospital, for approximately two weeks in the New Year. Patients who usually […]

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23rd December 2014 – Healthy Christmas tips

Posted on 12/23/14 by helenroberts No Comments
Christmas lunch

NHS Choices has lots of tips and suggestions to help you and your family enjoy a safe and healthy Christmas. From cooking the perfect turkey, and healthy snacking, to keeping track of your drinking, and winter exercise advice, there’s a whole range of festive topics. If you need medical advice or urgent care over the holiday season, […]

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23rd December 2014 – Local girl wins competition to create Christmas card

Posted on 12/23/14 by AireAdmin

A local girl has won a competition to design a Christmas card for her local hospital. Seven-year-old Libby-Mae Vickers, from Kelbrook, Christmas tree design was chosen as the winner of the festive contest by Bridget Fletcher, chief executive, Michael Luger, chairman, and Joanne Newman, matron for children’s services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. Close runner […]

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22nd December 2014 – Donation of £500 made to Airedale Hospital’s Emergency Department

Posted on 12/23/14 by AireAdmin

Two members of a local support group, Breathe Easy Aire Valley, have been busy fundraising for Airedale Hospital’s emergency department. Wendy Harris and Pauline Wood have been sewing items to sell online and through friends and family for the past 12 months to raise money for a variety of charities to help with respiratory illness, […]

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Time for reflection

Posted on 12/23/14 by AireAdmin

The end of the year is always a time for reflection, both personally and professionally.   The external interest in our work has continued unabated over the last two months, with further national figures,such as Earl Howe, visiting our Telehealth Hub.  We have taken the opportunity to demonstrate how we are implementing our Right Care strategy […]

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19th December 2014 – Hospital charity funds new furniture for waiting area

Posted on 12/19/14 by AireAdmin

A hospital charity has helped to buy new furniture for a waiting area for women’s services at Airedale Hospital. The Friends of Airedale funded a dozen new chairs and a coffee table for patients waiting to be seen on the gynaecology assessment unit of ward 20 at the hospital. Shirley Smith, one of the staff […]

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19th December 2014 – Don’t visit people in hospital if you are ill

Posted on 12/19/14 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has issued a plea to visitors to help in the fight against the common winter bug norovirus that can cause diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Although the hospital has many infection prevention measures in place, visitors and relatives can also play their part by not coming to hospital if they have: had vomiting and/or diarrhoea […]

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16th December 2014 – Age UK advice on staying warm and well

Posted on 12/16/14 by helenroberts No Comments
Woman reading

Age UK has created some new guides to help you stay warm and well this winter, as part of its Spread the Warmth campaign.  The campaign features in the latest issue of Age UK Life magzine, which you can read here. If you want to know more about saving energy, keeping your home warm and […]

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16th December 2014 – Young carol singers provide festive cheer for patients

Posted on 12/16/14 by AireAdmin No Comments

Patients visiting Airedale Hospital were given a festive treat by children from two local primary schools who turned up to sing Christmas carols in the entrance. Pupils from Glusburn and Eastburn Primary Schools provided a festive choral distraction in the outpatients department over two days. The visits were organised by chaplain Jenny Smith and matron Sherie […]

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Airedale’s senior nurse finalist in prestigious awards as ’emerging leader’

Posted on 12/16/14 by AireAdmin

Julia Nixon, advanced nurse practitioner in acute medicine at Airedale Hospital, was one of three finalists for a prestigious regional award for her leadership skills. You can watch her journey here:

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