Archive: January, 2017

Airedale Anaesthetist wins Britain’s ‘most brutal race’

Posted on 01/30/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Anaesthetist Tom Hollins has won what has been called Britain’s most brutal race and sealed his place as one of the race legends.  Tom finished the gruelling race (on 19.1.17) in an incredible 99 hours and 25 minutes, putting himself in the racing elite history as one of only 2 athletes to complete the […]

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7 trailblazers join trust in new nursing role

Posted on 01/24/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

7 trainees joined Airedale NHS Foundation Trust today for a brand new nursing associate programme – helping to transform the nursing and care workforce for the future.  The trailblazing programme will create a new type of care worker with the skills to assist, support and complement the care given by registered nurses. The 2 year […]

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20 January 2017 – Car parking works at Airedale Hospital

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Work has begun on the installation of a new barrier-controlled car park system at Airedale Hospital this month.

The car park works, which are taking place between January and the end of March, have been planned as a result of patient and visitor feedback. The changes include a clear separation of staff and visitor parking, barrier controls and a pay on exit scheme, and are designed to make parking easier and charges fairer, particularly for people who only visit the hospital for a short time.

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19th January 2017- Hospital wheelchairs recycled by prisoners to help people with disabilities living overseas in poverty

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A new venture is being rolled out to recycle and re-build Airedale hospital’s wheelchairs to help people with disabilities living in poverty overseas. The mobility team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Bradford Based charity Margaret Carey Foundation, who collect old wheelchairs to take to HMP Garth Prison, in Chorley, so […]

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16 January 2017 – Hospital restaurant gains gold award for going that extra mile to tackle obesity

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Airedale Hospital’s visitor and staff restaurant has won a gold standard award for going that ‘extra mile’ to promote healthier food choices. Staff who work in the restaurant celebrating after receiving their Good Food Bradford Award in a scheme run by West Yorkshire trading standards and Bradford Council to help tackle obesity in the district. […]

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16th January 2017 – Local NHS launches campaign to cut medicines waste

Posted on 01/16/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

People in Bradford district and Craven are being asked to take control of their medicines as part of a drive to drastically reduce medicines waste. Cutting medicines waste is a key part of the It’s Your NHS, Don’t Waste It campaign which was launched by NHS Bradford City, NHS Bradford Districts and NHS Airedale, Wharfedale […]

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13th January 2017 – New scales are worth their weight in gold

Posted on 01/13/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Weighing up the benefits of their new scales are: Val Akroyd, health care support worker; Eileen Proud, president of Friends of Airedale and Julie Blackburn, sister of endoscopy ward. Four sets of very accurate weighing scales have been bought to help patients visiting Airedale Hospital’s endoscopy unit a cost of £1,500 by the trust’s charity […]

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12 January 2017 – Don’t fall head over heels this winter

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The Met Office has issued a warning to people across Yorkshire and Humber that from today (Thurs) there is a strong likelihood of average temperatures below 3°C for 72 hours and a widespread risk of ice or snow. Keeping yourself warm is an essential part of keeping healthy – especially for the very young, older […]

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10 January 2017 – Think carefully before going to A&E

Posted on 01/10/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Doctors at Airedale Hospital are reminding people to think carefully before going to A&E. The Emergency Department at the hospital has been very busy since Christmas, and there have been higher than usual admissions to its inpatient wards. “We have had an extremely busy Christmas and New Year period, and are continuing to experience significant […]

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