Category: Cancer

Trust launches new Next Generation mobile cancer unit

Posted on 11/19/21 by AireAdmin No Comments

Today (Friday 19 November) Airedale NHS Foundation Trust launches their latest mobile cancer unit – adding to its fleet, taking cancer care and treatments to the patient in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven 5 days a week. The Next Generation unit, provided by the charity Hope for Tomorrow, is a state-of-the-art fully mobile medical cancer care […]

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Cancer Patient Panel Members Shortlisted For National Volunteering Award – You Can Help!

Posted on 10/07/21 by AireAdmin No Comments

Members of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance community/patient panel have been recognised for their contribution to volunteering in the healthcare sector, and for improving care and cancer services across the area – and your vote can make a difference! The Cancer Alliance, partners at Healthwatch Wakefield (which hosts the panel on behalf of […]

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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 No Comments

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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Staff go the extra mile for mobile cancer unit charity

Posted on 07/08/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Two nurses from Airedale Hospital have joined a 1000 mile challenge, all to raise money for Hope for Tomorrow, the charity that provides the mobile cancer care units to hospitals across the country. Airedale has two of the mobile units which allow up to 40 patients per day to have their treatments without coming into […]

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Airedale gets delivery of 2nd mobile cancer unit to support patients during Covid-19

Posted on 04/01/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital has today (1 April) received delivery of a second mobile cancer care unit, to help care for patients with cancer during the Covid-19 outbreak. The new mobile unit, or cancer bus as the patients call it, was delivered along with a nursing support vehicle, from the charity Hope for Tomorrow.  It was scheduled […]

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Musical donation for hospital cancer unit

Posted on 02/07/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Ladies Please choir from Menston have donated £500 to Airedale’s cancer unit from money raised at their Christmas concert. At Christmas the choir held a concert and raffle, and chose the cancer unit at Airedale as their charity. Three members of the choir came to Airedale this week to present the cheque, which was […]

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Good Cause Award for Airedale’s cancer unit

Posted on 01/13/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale hospital’s cancer unit has received a ‘Good Cause Award’ from Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate after a grateful patient’s partner nominated them. John Hennighan from Ilkley works for Bettys and Taylors, and his partner Adele has recently undergone cancer treatment. He says, “Adele had two types of chemotherapy, the second round of which she […]

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Cobbydale singers support Airedale cancer unit

Posted on 11/26/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Members of the Silsden based Cobbydale Singers presented a cheque for £450 to support Airedale Hospital’s cancer unit, a cause close to their hearts as one of their singers, Christine Whinnerah, has been a patient at the unit over the last year.  The money was raised at their 25th anniversary concert. Elaine Isherwood, who started […]

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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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