Category: Childrens ward

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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Keighley Lord Mayor makes his first visit to Airedale

Posted on 06/06/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

  The newly elected Lord Mayor of Keighley made his first official visit to Airedale Hospital on Monday (4 June) to mark his first day in his new role – and was met by Chief Executive Brendan Brown who was also in the first day of his new job. Fulzar Ahmed, who has also named […]

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New beds help parents sleep a little easier

Posted on 02/19/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference to a family’s experience of hospital.  Now at Airedale Hospital, parents can stay with their children in a little more comfort thanks to a kind donation from Friends of Airedale. The ‘Friends’ have funded 4 new beds for the Children’s Unit for parents to sleep […]

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Trust welcomes Kirsty back as Children’s Matron

Posted on 11/29/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Children’s Nurse Kirsty Randell has come back to her nursing roots at Airedale Hospital, to take up the role of Matron for Children’s Services. Kirsty who lives in Bradley, started at the hospital as an apprentice in 1994 and has returned, after a stint working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, as the new Matron. Kirsty had […]

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ITV garden celebrity takes on children’s ward garden

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

TV celebrity Katie Rushworth will soon be designing a brand new garden for the children’s unit at Airedale Hospital. Katie, who is originally from Baildon, presents the popular ITV gardening show ‘Love Your Garden’ alongside Alan Titchmarsh and will be offering her design services for free.  Amy Kitching, Paediatric Research Nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation […]

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Airedale play team provide distraction during hospital visits

Posted on 07/31/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The play team at Airedale Hospital are transforming the experiences of children coming to hospital by providing play and distraction to help them through their treatment. Play Specialist Katrina Embleton and Play Leader Karen Reece are now offering a 7 day service whereby staff can call on them to support and distract a child who […]

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Local charity donates bedside TVs to children’s ward

Posted on 07/17/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Pictured (L-R): Katrina Embleton, play specialist, Amir Khan, SKT Welfare, Karen Reece, play leader, Amjid Ahmed, SKT Welfare (and recently started as Keighley Town Council deputy town mayor) SKT Welfare, a charitable organisation who aim to make a difference to the needy, have donated four small televisions to the children’s ward at Airedale hospital. In […]

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Eva is the star of new film to help children coming into hospital

Posted on 03/03/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A Sutton in Craven youngster is the star of a new film aimed at helping other children understand what coming into hospital is like, to help them get ready for their visit. 9 year old Eva Kitching who is a pupil at Sutton in Craven Community Primary School was put forward by mum, Amy Kitching […]

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Biggest ever Christmas donation for children’s ward

Posted on 12/19/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s children’s ward has received an early Christmas present in the shape of an incredibly generous donation for older children who have to stay on the ward. Nottingham-based ALB Investments Limited are currently refurbishing the Delph and Leyland tower blocks in Keighley, and wanted to make a Christmas donation to the children’s ward.  Staff […]

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