Archive: September, 2017

Hospital team advises care homes about nutrition and hydration

Posted on 09/26/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The nutrition and dietetics team from Airedale Hospital is helping care homes to understand the nutritional needs of their patients. Liz Dawson from the hospital’s nutrition and dietetics department is providing training in over 30 care homes in the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas to as many staff as possible in each home; from nursing […]

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Stammering service shortlisted for Guardian Newspaper award

Posted on 09/25/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Stammering Therapy team at Airedale Hospital, working in conjunction with the British Stammering Association, have been shortlisted for a Guardian Newspaper Public Service award for their innovative telemedicine work with patients who have a stammer. The team were shortlisted in the ‘Digital and Technology’ category for their unique project which is a UK first and […]

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Hundreds of hospital staff to be vaccinated as flu season approaches

Posted on 09/25/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hundreds of hospital staff are to be vaccinated against flu as winter and the flu season approaches. Staff at Airedale Hospital will be given their free flu jabs from next week at special Flu Fighter Stations across the hospital.  Last year over 75% of staff were vaccinated protecting not only themselves but their families, colleagues […]

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ITV garden celebrity takes on children’s ward garden

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

TV celebrity Katie Rushworth will soon be designing a brand new garden for the children’s unit at Airedale Hospital. Katie, who is originally from Baildon, presents the popular ITV gardening show ‘Love Your Garden’ alongside Alan Titchmarsh and will be offering her design services for free.  Amy Kitching, Paediatric Research Nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation […]

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New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital. The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they had […]

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Care Quality Commission Inspection Report for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Posted on 09/20/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has today received the report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its inspection of the Trust earlier this year. The CQC rated the Trust overall as Requires Improvement, whilst recognising the excellent work that had taken place in the eight months since the last report. Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive of […]

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Plaque unveiled at Airedale Hospital to man whose organs helped 5 lives

Posted on 09/12/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The daughter of a Skipton man who donated his organs to help others, proudly unveiled a special dedication in his honour at Airedale Hospital last week, in celebration of his life and the lives he saved. 23 year old Patsy Hofman visited the ICU at the hospital to unveil the plaque of her dad, Matthew […]

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Staff provide little bags of essentials for new mums in need

Posted on 09/11/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Newborn Hearing Screening Team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are providing bags of essential products for new mums who come into hospital and are most in need of a little help. The team on ward 21 have worked together to produce Pride Packs.  The packs, which are all packaged in a jersey drawstring bag […]

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New blood pressure machine saves valuable time thanks to Friends

Posted on 09/11/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Friends of Airedale charity which supports Airedale Hospital has provided a new state of the art blood pressure machine costing over £1500, which will save the staff valuable time when checking patients in the pre-operative assessment unit.  Checking blood pressure is one of the many vital checks that staff do during the assessment to […]

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ACE2 cancer pilot project

Posted on 09/07/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital is taking part in a national pilot to change the way patients with cancer symptoms are referred. The trust is one of five hospital sites across the UK taking part in the pilot project to make positive changes to the way in which patients with concerning cancer symptoms are being referred, to give […]

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