Castleberg community hospital has now re-opened its doors to patients. Following a major programme of repair and refurbishment, the first patients were welcomed by staff at Castleberg Hospital on Monday 7 October. The hospital provides bed-based intermediate care – often called ‘step-up and step-down’ care – for 10 people. This involves short periods of assessment […]Read more
The community teams from Airedale and Skipton Hospital can now update patient records on their laptops on the go, after successfully moving to agile working. The completion of the 6 month project means staff can now see and update records in real time, improving communication between professionals and saving time so more patients can be […]Read more
A new campaign that aims to help prevent loneliness and social isolation in local communities is being launched across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven today (15 March).
The ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign, created by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, encourages local people to do simple things to look out for one another to help improve the wellbeing of other residents in the area.Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more