Category: Childrens ward

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity launches Sunshine Sensory Project Appeal to improve hospital experience for children with additional needs

Posted on 07/16/21 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Sunshine Sensory Project aims to improve the experiences of children visiting Airedale Hospital for surgery who have additional needs or sensory sensitivities. It was established by a group of colleagues in the operating department at Airedale Hospital in 2020, and was initially funded by Airedale Hospital and Community Charity. Thanks to fundraising and donations […]

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Partnership supports Young Carers Action Day

Posted on 03/16/21 by AireAdmin No Comments

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) is set to launch a new young carers App on the 16 March as part of Young Carers Action Day. The App has been coproduced with young carers following feedback on what support they need to make their caring role easier. Feedback included the importance […]

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Trust staff create special face masks for children

Posted on 08/24/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

A care worker at Airedale Hospital has created special face masks for children to help them feel less anxious when they come for their appointment. The move aims to help children feel more relaxed when they come into hospital which has strict safety protocols in place for patients and staff to prevent the spread of coronavirus. […]

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Airedale team create one stop clinic for children with cerebral palsy

Posted on 08/17/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital have held their first one stop clinic for children with cerebral palsy, and it’s been a success with parents and patients.  Six children were seen in the first clinic by a team of professionals, who came up with the idea because of the difficulties affecting clinics during the early stages of […]

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Panto characters delight children in hospital

Posted on 01/13/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Cast members from the Aladdin pantomime visited patients on Airedale hospital’s children’s ward last week. Aladdin is currently showing at The Muni in Colne, and four members of the cast came to visit poorly children at Airedale to brighten up their day. Visitors included comedy star Rikki Stone, panto dame Steve Boyce, Emmerdale’s Kelsey Beth […]

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Engineering company donate Easter eggs to children’s ward

Posted on 04/18/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Howard Civil Engineering, based in Leeds, have donated Easter eggs for children at Airedale hospital’s children’s ward over the Bank Holiday weekend. The engineering firm will be working on the Hard Ings roadworks in Keighley for the next year, and wanted to give something back to the local community. Abbie Harrop from Howard Civil Engineering, […]

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10 year old gives the gift of gaming

Posted on 03/06/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A range of video game equipment has been donated to Airedale hospital’s children’s ward after fundraising efforts by a 10 year old boy from Oakworth. Ronnie Hearnshaw was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January this year, and after receiving care on Airedale’s children’s ward, was inspired to give something back. Ronnie said, “When I […]

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Special reunion for Chief and Rebecca after they both have surgery

Posted on 02/21/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

There was a very special visitor to Airedale Hospital today ( 20.2.19) as a young patient was reunited with her beloved horse Chief, after months apart and them both having surgery. 18 year old Rebecca Slator from Bingley has complex disabilities and in December last year began suffering with breathing problems and exhaustion.  She was […]

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Superheroes visit for national play in hospital week

Posted on 10/15/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Young patients and staff at Airedale Hospital have been celebrating National Play in Hospital Week by meeting some everyday superheroes. The week of events, which ran from Monday 8th–12th October, was organised by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS) and supported by Starlight Children’s Foundation, a national charity which provides play and distraction […]

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Children’s ward garden now open

Posted on 08/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

The celebrity-designed garden at Airedale hospital’s children’s ward is now officially open. The occasion was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony and tea party in the garden. The sun shone as ITV’s Katie Rushworth cut the ribbon to welcome everyone into the garden on Friday 28 July. Katie, who is originally from Baildon, presents the […]

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