Category: Cancer

Airedale nurse who enabled cancer patients to access life prolonging drug wins top accolade

Posted on 07/10/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

An Airedale nurse who ensured her ovarian cancer patients had access to a new drug that could give them extra months of life has won a prestigious UK award. Amy Dugdale, who works for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, was announced winner of the Macmillan Cancer Support- sponsored Cancer Nursing category of the RCNi Nurse Awards […]

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Legacy funds Airedale’s own cancer research project

Posted on 07/01/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A legacy left by a patient who was cared for and who passed away at Airedale Hospital has funded a new research project, which hopes to create a more accurate blood test to improve cancer diagnosis. The patient specifically wanted to help cancer research and the project focuses on cancer of the ovary, which is […]

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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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