Archive: December, 2016

Plan to roll out a new testing ground for new wheelchair users

Posted on 12/16/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s mobility team is seeking sponsorship to create a new testing ground on site to help keep new electric wheelchair users safe whilst manoeuvring. For the past 20 years they have teamed up with Bradford Council’s road safety team to run driving tests for their patients to help them learn how best to use […]

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13 December 2016 – Fundraising campaign results in life-saving monitors for stroke ward

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The stroke ward at Airedale Hospital has been able to buy some potentially life-saving specialist monitoring devices, thanks to a fundraising campaign

Stroke specialist nurse Pam Beaumont who works on the ward raised £1500 by running the Leeds half marathon. Donations have also come in from many patients and their families, ward staff fundraising events and the hospital charity, the Friends of Airedale, also donated £5000.

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13 December 2016 – Airedale leading the way with innovation

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A junior doctor from Airedale Hospital has won a regional award for inventing a special training aid.

Dr Joel Copperthwaite, who is a Clinical Fellow in A&E based in the hospital’s Emergency Department, has invented a simulation trainer, a device which trains clinicians in how to insert a tube into the neck vein, known as a central line. The line is then used for monitoring critically unwell patients and giving medications. Dr Copperthwaite’s device trains clinicians how to carry out this task safely and competently.

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06 December 2016   – Reminder to help protect against norovirus this winter

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  Public Health England (PHE) is reminding people in Yorkshire and the Humber to take precautions against spreading nororvirus as cases of the virus begin to increase in the community.   Norovirus is the most common cause of infectious viral gastroenteritis in England and Wales, especially at this time of year. The illness is often […]

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8 December 2016 – Airedale Hospital’s Board Members Become Flu Fighters

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Members of Airedale Hospital’s board are leading by example by having their flu jab to protect themselves, their colleagues and patients this winter. They are urging frontline staff in particular to have their vaccination as it is the most effective way to prevent them from catching the virus. Currently around 67 percent of these employees […]

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1st December 2017 – Proud to move more, wear a moustache and raise money for Movember

Posted on 12/01/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A dozen ‘Mo bros and sisters’ at Airedale at Hospital took up the challenge to either sprout extra hair or get moving to top £600 for Movember – the global campaign to stop men dying too young. The team, named Haireshare (a play on the name of the trust’s intranet, Aireshare, and ‘hair’ for the […]

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Airedale signs up to Mental Wellbeing strategy

Posted on 12/01/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announced that we have signed up, along with our partners, to the Mental wellbeing in Bradford district and Craven strategy. The comprehensive strategy sets out our vision and strategic priorities for local people over the next five years and covers all age ranges with a very clear focus on promoting mental wellbeing and tackling the things that we know can cause mental ill health.

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