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Meet Heather who works as a post anaesthetic care sister

Posted on 03/26/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello, my name is Heather and I am a post anaesthetic care unit sister I have worked at Airedale since qualifying as a nurse in 2005. I began my career as a surgical staff nurse on one of our very busy surgical wards. The opportunity then arose for me to follow my passion by starting […]

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Danielle is an operating department practitioner

Posted on 03/26/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello, my name is Danielle and I am an operating department practitioner in theatre. My vocation in theatre started almost 17 years ago when I had a complete career change in my early twenties. After leaving the legal sector and completing a college course in health sciences, I found myself applying for a band 2 […]

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Lisa is an anaesthetic and recovery senior staff nurse

Posted on 03/15/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello, my name is Lisa and I’m an anaesthetic and recovery senior staff nurse. How did you end up working in theatres? Having completed my nurse training many years ago I have been lucky to have practiced nursing in a variety of different settings from surgical wards to ICU. My post in ICU was only […]

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Frank and his Swedish adventure part three: winter, thesis topics and thinking about coming home

Posted on 03/14/18 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! Time is really starting to fly. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that I last […]

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Frank and his Swedish adventure part one: moving to Sweden

Posted on 09/01/17 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! It’s now two and a half weeks since we moved to Karlskrona in South Eastern Sweden for me […]

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20th October 2016 – Airedale was ‘Brilliant’ on NHS Fab Change Day

Posted on 10/20/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

I’m writing this still surfing the crest of a wave* following a truly brilliant day at work today. (*more on this later.) To celebrate Fab Change Day, we were delighted to welcome Andy Whitaker from The Art of Brilliance http://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/  and co-author of ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ and ‘Be Brilliant Everyday’. Andy has been […]

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A breast surgeon reflects on the complex decisions facing her patients at a difficult time

Posted on 10/13/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

I recently told a 30-year-old woman she probably has breast cancer. I say woman, but she looked like a young girl to me. Even as I approach 50, I feel young and that there is a long future ahead. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had to give devastating news to a patient, and it […]

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10 October – Blog getting technological in the acute therapy team

Posted on 10/10/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello, my name is Teri, a physiotherapist by background and I’m an integrated team leader in the therapy team at Airedale Hospital. I’d like to focus on our acute therapy team’s journey in making the transition from paper to electronic notes, with pointers on what to do and avoid in relation to technology developments, which […]

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9 September 2016 – blog I came away from #Expo16NHS feeling energised, enlightened and connected”

Posted on 09/09/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

    When I first set foot in Expo16NHS at Manchester Central I must admit it was all a bit overwhelming – a sea of stands jostling for your attention,  so many interesting sessions on the programme, all clashing of course, – so some pretty tough decisions have to be made about how best to […]

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22nd December 2015 – An Airedale anaesthetist joins global campaigners for a ‘greener’ world

Posted on 12/22/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

It was the first time I had flown for five years when I took part in the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual event in San Diego and spoke about my passion – sustainability. The irony of flying half way round the world to California to do this wasn’t lost on me and I had several […]

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