Archive: July, 2015

30th July 2015 – New member joins helm of Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/30/15 by AireAdmin

Shazad Sarwar is joining the Board of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust from 1  August as a new non-executive director. He lives in Nelson and is currently chief executive of Whitefield Youth Association, a youth charity based in Pendle, which helps young people at risk of isolation and facing social economic disadvantage by providing practical support […]

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28th July 2015 – E-prescribing takes off at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/28/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out the SystmOne e-prescribing (including medicines administration) and e-discharge across more wards at Airedale Hospital following a successful pilot. This is through the use of a single medication record for each patient which spans multiple care sectors including GPs and consultants. The aim of the project is to firstly […]

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24th July 2015 – Staff sickness levels – response to T&A

Posted on 07/28/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

Our figures for sickness levels 2013 / 14 were 3.76% and for 2014 / 15 they were 4.46% – which is a slight increase of 0.7% Nick Parker, head of Human Resources for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said there had been an increase in short-term absence related to flu, respiratory illnesses and gastro intestinal type […]

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Talking to care home staff across Bradford about our ambitions

Posted on 07/24/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

This week we were invited to present our ambitions for our telemedicine service to care home staff across Bradford. We discussed the service we currently offer and our hopes for the future as one of the 29 Vanguard sites across the country set up to develop new models of health and social care. Our audience […]

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16th July – Annual Members Meeting for Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/16/15 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is holding its annual members meeting in the lecture theatre, in the education centre at Airedale Hospital on Thursday 30 July at 2.00pm. The meeting will include an annual members report from the council of governors, a review of activities at the trust during 2014/15, details of the annual quality report […]

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16th July 2015 – New governors appointed to speak up at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 07/16/15 by AireAdmin

Six new governors have been elected to get more involved in the running of Airedale Hospital. They will have an important role to play and act as a link between the hospital’s board of directors and members of their local community. The new governors are:- Linda Dobson is the new governor for Keighley East Constituency, […]

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14th July 2015 – Help to understand diabetes and sport

Posted on 07/14/15 by AireAdmin

People with diabetes can find out how to manage their condition and take part in sport at a special event hosted by the diabetes team from Airedale Hospital. Organised by consultant diabetologist, Dr Andy Pettit, the event features dietitian Francesca Annan from Alder Hey Hospital, an expert on sport and diabetes. It takes place at […]

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9th July 2015 – Have your say on improvements to critical hours stroke services

Posted on 07/09/15 by AireAdmin

Clinical leaders in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are holding a range of engagement activities so people can have their say on plans to improve local stroke services. The plans will ensure that anyone who has a stroke receives consistent and safe care. As part of the changes, the existing hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) […]

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9th July 2015 – Living with COPD

Posted on 07/09/15 by helenroberts No Comments
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The British Lung Foundation has a new range of self help tools to help people living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Self management plan: this gives you the information you need to understand your condition and manage your symptoms; Exercise handbook: this is a practical guide to exercise that will help you to manage […]

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Changes for the better

Posted on 07/03/15 by AireAdmin

I joined the Telemedicine Hub at Airedale Hospital on secondment in November 2013, over 18 months ago now. I was very nervous at first and felt very much like the new kid on the block, even though I’d spent the last 10 years working in the community as both a nurse and falls practitioner. I’d […]

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