Archive: October, 2020

Suspension of non-urgent operations for two weeks 27 October 2020

Posted on 10/28/20 by AireAdmin

We are seeing increasing demand on the hospital which is in turn meaning that our inpatient beds are at capacity.  As a result, and as per our escalation plans, we have taken the decision to postpone any elective surgery that needs an overnight stay. This comes into effect immediately, for the next two weeks. Urgent […]

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Trust launches new role to help provide personal care for those at the end of life

Posted on 10/26/20 by AireAdmin

Caring for those at the end of their life is hugely important for patients and their families and so Airedale Hospital has appointed two new specialist care co-ordinators this month, to enhance the care given on the wards.  Tracy Brown and Joanne Hunter have been appointed to the new roles of Macmillan End of Life […]

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HRH The Prince of Wales thanks “remarkable” NHS staff in personal video message to celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted on 10/23/20 by AireAdmin

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales surprised staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust today with a very personal video message, to commemorate their 50th anniversary and to express his “heartfelt thanks and kindest wishes” to the NHS staff for their work during the pandemic. Airedale Hospital in West Yorkshire celebrates its 50th anniversary this […]

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Why speaking up matters

Posted on 10/18/20 by AireAdmin

October is Freedom To Speak Up (FTSU) month and Jo Harrison, Director of People and OD, has written a short blog to explain why speaking up is important at Airedale. What’s your name and what is your role? Hello my name is Jo Harrison, I am the Director of People and Organisational Development here at […]

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Airedale Hospital surgeons launch first NHS one stop clinic for shoulder pain

Posted on 10/14/20 by AireAdmin

Orthopaedic Surgeons at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in West Yorkshire have launched the first NHS ‘one-stop’ upper limb clinic to include a consultant radiologist, significantly reducing waiting and treatment times for patients with shoulder pain. The new clinic which opened this week will mean patients with shoulder or elbow problems including bursitis, impingement or rotator […]

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New lead governor appointed at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 10/07/20 by AireAdmin

Karen Ellison, a medico-legal consultant from Burley in Wharfedale, is the new lead governor at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.  Karen joined the Council of Governors 18 months ago when she was elected to represent Ilkley and Wharfedale and takes over from Jerry Stanford in the role.   She qualified as a doctor in 1987 and specialised in […]

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