Category: Cancer

Blood buddies group offers support

Posted on 11/26/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

A support group for people living with blood cancers has been set up in Skipton and is opening its doors to anyone who needs support or just a friendly face and a chat. The group meets at the Cancer Support Yorkshire Centre on Otley Street on the second Tuesday of every month from 1.30 – […]

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Launch of new mobile cancer care unit

Posted on 11/06/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

On Monday 5th November cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust officially launched a new Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) for West Yorkshire. The state of the art MCCU, which is 6 car parking widths wide and has 4 treatment chairs, has been designed to enable flexibility for treatment locations.  These locations […]

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New Macmillan role to support patients every step of the way

Posted on 09/19/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

                Sometimes patients with cancer just need a helping hand to guide them through their treatment and that is exactly what the new role of Macmillan Urology Care Co-ordinator is doing for patients with urological cancers at Airedale Hospital. Sue Rourke took up the new role in May […]

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Cancer Recovery Package Patient Survey

Posted on 07/11/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Are you a cancer patient who has received treatment in West Yorkshire and Harrogate? Then we would like to ask for your views. Our West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance is keen to find out patients’ experience of being offered any of the different parts of the ‘Recovery Package’, which means that the support you […]

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Trust unveils Pledge tree for Dying Matters week

Posted on 05/21/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

If you knew this was your last day of life what would you do?  How would you like to be remembered? Do you know what your loved ones would want at their funeral?  These were some of the questions staff at Airedale Hospital encouraged people to think about at a Death Café, organised to celebrate […]

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Airedale is one of 10 new ‘one stop shops’ for cancer

Posted on 04/03/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital has been named as one of 10 new ‘one stop shops’ designed to speed-up cancer diagnosis and help save lives are being rolled out across the country. Rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are being piloted in ten areas as part of NHS England’s drive to catch cancer early and speed up diagnosis for […]

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Airedale turns pink for Breast Cancer Care

Posted on 10/23/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale hospital went pink on Friday 20 October in aid of Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Big Pink’ event and raised a total of £476 for charity. The breast care team had a stand with information on good breast health, the facts about breast cancer, and a ‘pin the badge’ game. There was also a cake sale, […]

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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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Keighley man’s donation to hospital cancer unit

Posted on 04/13/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A Keighley man has made a generous donation to the cancer unit at Airedale Hospital to express his thanks at the ‘amazing’ treatment he has received from the staff. 49 year old Stephen Wilkinson from Oakworth, who is still undergoing treatment at the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit (HODU), took part in the Keighley 10k […]

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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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