Category: Community

‘Know your normal’ message for World COPD Day

Posted on 11/14/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Respiratory nurses at Airedale Hospital are supporting a national awareness day for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

To mark World COPD Day 2018 on 21 November the respiratory nurses are inviting people to visit them on the top landing above the main entrance volunteers’ cafe at Airedale Hospital from 1pm – 3.30pm, for advice and tips on managing COPD, ahead of the cold weather this winter.

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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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Second Airedale nurse receives Queen’s Nurse title

Posted on 05/31/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

A second community nurse from Airedale Hospital has been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ in recognition of her high standards of practice and patient care. Liz Thwaite from Airton near Malham is Clinical Lead for Community Nursing at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and based at Skipton Hospital, and will receive her accolade at a […]

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Airedale nurses to be on hand to offer asthma advice

Posted on 04/24/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

To celebrate World Asthma Day the respiratory nurses from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust will be at Tesco supermarket in Skipton on Tuesday 1 May from 1pm – 6.30pm to offer advice and check asthma control and inhaler technique for asthmatic patients. Asthma is a long-term condition of the airways which affects approximately 5.4 million people […]

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Patient care doesn’t stop for snow

Posted on 03/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital and in the Trust’s community teams have been pulling out all the stops to see patients in the face of the Beast from the East.

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Ray’s looking after his heart on Valentine’s day with the support of Airedale nurses

Posted on 02/14/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Ray Stubbs from Ilkley is looking after his heart this Valentine’s Day, with a little help from the specialist cardiac rehabilitation nurses at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. Ray lives with his wife Winifred and they have been married for 30 years and have 7 children between them, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Ray was […]

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Helen pledges to run 1000 miles

Posted on 02/07/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

A member of staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to run 1000 miles in 2018, to celebrate the NHS 70th birthday and to raise funds for the community team she works for. Helen Halliwell who lives in Earby, is the Community Service Delivery Team Co-ordinator at Skipton Hospital and was inspired to set […]

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Patients celebrate World COPD day

Posted on 11/13/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A group of patients in Skipton are celebrating World COPD Day by spreading the news about the exercise class they have set up in Broughton Community Centre – specifically for people with long term conditions. The group mainly suffer from COPD and met when they attended the Airedale hospital 8 week pulmonary rehabilitation programme to […]

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Airedale nurse receives Queen’s Nurse title

Posted on 08/29/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A District Nurse Specialist Practitioner from Airedale Hospital has been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ in recognition of her high standards of practice and patient care. Trudy Balderson from Cracoe near Skipton who is Head of Community Services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and based at Skipton Hospital, is to receive her accolade in […]

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Hospital staff celebrate Eid

Posted on 07/05/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

An Eid celebration was held at Airedale Hospital to give staff the opportunity to join together with colleagues, eat some delicious food and to wish one another ‘Eid Mubarak’. It was organised by Hospital Chaplain Ron Mulligan and was held after the start of the Eid celebrations, to include those staff who had taken leave […]

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