Archive: October, 2016

Hospital hosts bereavement coffee morning

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Anyone who has experienced a bereavement is invited to join Airedale Hospital’s chaplaincy team for a special coffee morning. All are welcome to attend the informal event that will take place in the hospital chapel on Tuesday 1 November at 12pm. It will be followed by a short service for those that wish to stay. […]

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‘Stroke is Treatable’ message on world stroke day

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Clinicians at Airedale Hospital are supporting World Stroke Day on 29 October by sharing the message that stroke is treatable. Stroke is the leading cause of death globally. Every two seconds, someone has a stroke, and unfortunately, many do not receive proper stroke care. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. […]

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School drama group raise awareness of cyberbullying

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A hard-hitting play about cyberbullying performed by Year 10 drama students from Guiseley School opened Airedale Hospital’s annual Safeguarding Conference on 17 October. The play, ‘Behind the Text’, which was written by the students, highlighted the damaging effects of cyberbullying on young people’s emotional, psychological and physical health. The teenagers wanted to portray the “internal […]

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26th October 2016 – Help for patients worldwide with lung problems  

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Michael Crabtree felt like he’d been given a new lease of life after getting help from respiratory nurses at Airedale Hospital. The retired auctioneer from Gargrave was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seven years ago which has caused him problems particularly in the last three years. Michael was more recently diagnosed with bronchiectasis, […]

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28th October 2016 – Development of new community stroke team – blog part 2

Posted on 10/20/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Well another month on, and oh, how much things have progressed! – our new community stroke team is set to see patients this month. Each post within our new community stroke team has been recruited to and there are start dates for all, over the next few weeks. The plan is to have all the […]

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20th October 2016 – Airedale was ‘Brilliant’ on NHS Fab Change Day

Posted on 10/20/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

I’m writing this still surfing the crest of a wave* following a truly brilliant day at work today. (*more on this later.) To celebrate Fab Change Day, we were delighted to welcome Andy Whitaker from The Art of Brilliance http://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/  and co-author of ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ and ‘Be Brilliant Everyday’. Andy has been […]

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18th October 2016 – Airedale nurse doesn’t let her stammering get in the way of her dream job

Posted on 10/18/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Bethany Watson had wanted to be a nurse since she was six years old but thought it wouldn’t be possible because of her stammer. Last week her dream came true as she started on ward 13 at Airedale Hospital as a registered nurse due to her determination – and help from the trust’s speech and […]

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A breast surgeon reflects on the complex decisions facing her patients at a difficult time

Posted on 10/13/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

I recently told a 30-year-old woman she probably has breast cancer. I say woman, but she looked like a young girl to me. Even as I approach 50, I feel young and that there is a long future ahead. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had to give devastating news to a patient, and it […]

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11th October 2016 – Hospital open day postponed

Posted on 10/11/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A decision has been made to postpone the theatres and endoscopy open day planned for this weekend on Saturday 15 October at Airedale Hospital. This is due to staffing pressures combined with high levels of activity and a need to prioritise patient care. However, a new date has been set to hold the event in […]

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10 October – Blog getting technological in the acute therapy team

Posted on 10/10/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello, my name is Teri, a physiotherapist by background and I’m an integrated team leader in the therapy team at Airedale Hospital. I’d like to focus on our acute therapy team’s journey in making the transition from paper to electronic notes, with pointers on what to do and avoid in relation to technology developments, which […]

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