Archive: January, 2018

Airedale Hospital trials red zimmer frames

Posted on 01/24/18 by AireAdmin

Photo shows L to R:  Laura Carty, Physiotherapist, Marjorie Harker from Keighley who has a visual impairment using the frame and Stacey Narey, Senior physiotherapist and Team Leader Therapists at Airedale Hospital are running a trial to see whether offering bright red walking frames to people with visual impairments encourages them to use the walking […]

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Airedale’s first Maternity Open Day

Posted on 01/22/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

The maternity department at Airedale Hospital is inviting the public to join them for their first ever Maternity Open Day. Taking place on Saturday 17 February in the education centre at Airedale Hospital, the Open Day will include a variety of information stalls, a raffle, tombola and face painting, as well as the opportunity to […]

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New chair appointed for Airedale

Posted on 01/18/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Council of Governors at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has today confirmed the appointment of Andrew Gold as the new chair of the Trust’s Board of Directors. Andrew is currently the acting chair of the Trust and takes up his role of chair with immediate effect.  He joined Airedale’s Board of Directors as a non-executive […]

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Golden donation from long serving volunteer couple

Posted on 01/17/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Volunteers at Airedale hospital have raised money as part of their golden wedding anniversary celebrations. Bob and Carole Smithies, who have been volunteers at Airedale hospital for nearly 20 years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in November 2017 with a party for friends and family. They requested for their guests not to bring gifts, but […]

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Help to cope with tinnitus

Posted on 01/17/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

  People who suffer from tinnitus can find out how to get help at a special awareness event being hosted by the audiology team at Airedale Hospital. The event is taking place from 2.00pm until 4.30pm on Wednesday 7 February, in the lecture theatre at the hospital.  This coincides with Tinnitus Week (5-11 February) run […]

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Widower of a hospital volunteer donates to hospital

Posted on 01/11/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

                  A man whose wife was a volunteer at Airedale hospital has made a generous donation of Dyson heating and cooling fans to some of the hospital wards. The late Yvonne Alden was treated at the hospital’s Haematology and Oncology day unit (HODU), as well as the […]

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Trust chief executive to retire

Posted on 01/10/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Bridget Fletcher has announced that she is retiring in May this year, after a long and successful career in the NHS.

Bridget originally trained as a nurse and moved into leadership after 20 years of clinical practice, 12 of those as a ward sister. She joined Airedale in 2005 as director of nursing, a post she held until 2010 when she was appointed as chief executive.

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