Archive: November, 2017

National award for stammering therapy service

Posted on 11/30/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special telemedicine service run by Airedale Hospital’s speech and language therapy service which helps people who stammer has scooped a national award.

Specialist speech and language therapist Stephanie Burgess runs the service, offering people across the country help with managing their stammer via videolink to their laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The innovative service was entered for the Guardian Newspaper Public Sector awards and won the Digital and Technology category at a ceremony on 28 November in London.

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625 years of service recognised at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 11/30/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The longest serving members of staff, with 625 years of service between them, were presented with awards today, to mark and celebrate their commitment and service to Airedale Hospital. 24 members of staff, all with at least 25 years’ continuous service, received their awards from Chief Executive, Bridget Fletcher, in thanks for their dedication to […]

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Trust welcomes Kirsty back as Children’s Matron

Posted on 11/29/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Children’s Nurse Kirsty Randell has come back to her nursing roots at Airedale Hospital, to take up the role of Matron for Children’s Services. Kirsty who lives in Bradley, started at the hospital as an apprentice in 1994 and has returned, after a stint working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, as the new Matron. Kirsty had […]

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Parents get together for World Prematurity Day

Posted on 11/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Volunteers from Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick, visited Airedale Hospital neonatal unit on Friday to give out gifts to families on the unit. Big boxes of chocolates, Bliss milestone cards and fabulous handmade knitted gifts from one of Bliss Airedale’s loyal supporters, Rita Mulryan were distributed on the unit in recognition […]

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Questions and answers about the development of our subsidiary

Posted on 11/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Board of Directors of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust decided at its meeting on 25 October 2017 to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage its estates, facilities and procurement functions.  You can read more about the Board decision in our press statement and for more information you can also follow the link below to […]

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Frank and his Swedish adventure part two: three months in

Posted on 11/17/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Consultant anaesthetist and sustainability champion Frank Swinton is taking a sabbatical from Airedale to study for a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability, in Sweden.  Frank will share his experiences via this blog over the coming months…enjoy! Three months in and it feels like a lifetime! It really feels like winter here now. The days […]

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Patients celebrate World COPD day

Posted on 11/13/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A group of patients in Skipton are celebrating World COPD Day by spreading the news about the exercise class they have set up in Broughton Community Centre – specifically for people with long term conditions. The group mainly suffer from COPD and met when they attended the Airedale hospital 8 week pulmonary rehabilitation programme to […]

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Joint Committee of the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups

Posted on 11/10/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

  In November 2016 West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (also known as the STP) published a draft plan for the area.  You can read this here. This plan describes how health and care organisations, including the clinical commissioning groups will work together on the three aims of the Five Year Forward View […]

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Children watch digging get underway for nursery expansion

Posted on 11/08/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Children from Nightingales Day Nursery at Airedale Hospital were given the opportunity to watch digging get underway this week by local construction firm Ellison Construction, as work started on the new expansion to their nursery. Nightingales is one of 5 nurseries in the region to receive a share of £500,000 from the Early Years Capital […]

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Chairman moves on to pastures new

Posted on 11/07/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Michael Luger, has resigned from his post in order to take up a senior executive role in the education sector in London. Michael worked in education with roles in the United States and the UK before he joined Airedale Hospital in 2014. Bridget Fletcher Chief Executive of […]

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