Category: Childrens ward

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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Charity’s donation to Airedale Hospital gives children a boost

Posted on 11/28/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A welfare charity has donated a cheque to Airedale Hospital’s Children’s Ward following a fundraising football tournament. The football tournament took place over the summer, and involved teams getting together to play friendly matches as well as activities and a bouncy castle for children. It raised an incredible £761 for the Children’s Ward. Shazad Ismail […]

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1 September 2016 – New Youth Forum launched at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 09/01/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Young people are being urged to have a say in how Airedale Hospital cares for them in a new Youth Forum. It will be designed for young people aged 13 – 19 to help shape hospital services and look at ways to make improvement. The plan is to have up to four events a year […]

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29th December 2015 – Local boy wins competition to create Christmas card

Posted on 12/29/15 by AireAdmin

A local boy showed off his creative talent to win a competition to design a Christmas card for Airedale Hospital. Nine-year-old Simon Hudson, from Braithwaite, was chosen as the winner of the festive contest for his Christmas pudding design by Bridget Fletcher, chief executive, Michael Luger, chairman, and Joanne Newman, matron for children’s services at […]

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16th November 2015 – Hospital launched Children’s and Young Person’s creative storytelling competition

Posted on 11/16/15 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital is asking children and young people to get creative and tell their story as a patient to help improve services for other families. Children and young people can tell their experience about being in hospital by either painting or drawing, or writing a short story or poem and winners from each age category […]

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6th August 2015 – Colourful quilts donated to poorly children for lifelong comfort

Posted on 08/06/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

Keen sewers from a craft club in Bradford have donated colourful quilts to Airedale Hospital to keep babies and children warm. The volunteers are from the Gilstead Craft Club, near Bingley, set up seven years ago and they meet at St Wilfred’s Church every Friday, between 7 – 9pm, to learn different creative skills – […]

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1st July 2015 – Airedale Hospital patients declare satisfaction in children’s survey

Posted on 07/01/15 by AireAdmin

The findings from the first national children’s inpatient and day case survey for 2014, for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, have been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (1 July). The independent survey asked the views of young patients, aged 15 and under, and their parents or carers, who were either an inpatient or […]

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