How unpredictable it is to have a stammer was one aspect that came across during my glimpse into the lives of two men who came to speech and language therapist Steph Burgess for support. One day you can wake up and the words flow freely, yet on another you get stuck on often the same […]Read more
Archive: November, 2016
Solicitor Lynn McCracken has been appointed as a non executive member of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s board. Mrs. McCracken is a practising solicitor and director of governance and legal services with The Riverside Group – a national social housing charity. Previously she was employed by two top-50 national law firms, Cobbetts and Pannone and Partners and […]Read more
A welfare charity has donated a cheque to Airedale Hospital’s Children’s Ward following a fundraising football tournament. The football tournament took place over the summer, and involved teams getting together to play friendly matches as well as activities and a bouncy castle for children. It raised an incredible £761 for the Children’s Ward. Shazad Ismail […]Read more
A celebratory event was held at Airedale Hospital to showcase the innovative work of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). It coincided with the national National Allied Health Professions Week November 6-12 which seeks to raise the profile of 3m healthcare providers working in more than 80 professions working across 12 different professions including occupational therapists, physiotherapists […]Read more
A special team of volunteers at Airedale Hospital have marked World Prematurity Day (17 November) by holding two fundraising events.
The Bliss volunteers work at the hospital supporting parents of babies born premature or ill, who have to spend time – sometimes weeks or months – on the neonatal unit.
Alex Wright and Lisa Artis, both mums to premature babies, volunteer on the unit.Read more
A team which helps people with long-term health problems to be more independent and stay as well as possible in their own homes is looking for more volunteers. They are needed to support a team of health and social care professionals who provide care for people with complex needs – such as several health […]Read more
For more information including the draft plan, a public summary and a video see: http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/west-yorkshire-harrogate-sustainability-transformation-plan/ ‘The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) will be delivered by local health and care organisations working together across the region to support changes needed to improve services for the 2.6 million people who live here. STP […]Read more
An Airedale anaesthetist, Dr Julian Hood, has achieved a new personal best at the Leeds Abbey Dash last weekend, finishing 96th out of over 8600 runners. The 10K road race, organised by Age UK, sees professional athletes and fun runners alike take to the streets of Leeds. Dr Julian Hood is a consultant in anaesthetics […]Read more
A special bus run by Macmillan Cancer Support will be visiting Airedale Hospital on Thursday 10 November.
The bus, which is actually a mobile information centre, is staffed by Macmillan Information Specialists who will be offering free, confidential information and support to local people. Anyone is welcome, whether they have a cancer diagnosis, are visiting on behalf of a friend or relative, or are worried about cancer in any way at all.Read more
More people throughout the country are to be offered help with managing their stammer by Airedale Hospital’s speech and language therapists using a video link in a unique service funded by the Health Foundation. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with the British Stammering Association (BSA) – the UK’s national charity for adults and […]Read more