Category: Community

Hospital launches 50 for 50 charity challenge

Posted on 06/03/20 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital is asking people to come up with some fantastic ’50 for 50’ ideas to get involved to help celebrate their 50th anniversary which takes place on 5 July.  The hospital opened its doors to its first patients 50 years ago on that day in 1970 as 12 ambulances brought the 60 patients from […]

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Enhanced support for Bradford District and Craven care homes through Immedicare telemedicine

Posted on 05/04/20 by AireAdmin

123 care homes in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven district are being given clinical support for their residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The Immedicare telemedicine service at Airedale Hospital in Steeton has been enhanced with the addition of GPs and GPs with special interests, hospital consultants, pharmacists, mental health specialists and social care to […]

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Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign returns to combat loneliness and social isolation this winter

Posted on 12/16/19 by AireAdmin

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s community campaign ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ returns  in December to help prevent loneliness and social isolation this winter. This phase builds on the success of the campaign earlier this year when local people carried out over 46,000 acts of kindness in their local neighbourhoods across Bradford […]

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Castleberg celebrates with an official opening

Posted on 11/27/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Castleberg Hospital had its official opening yesterday and staff, patients and their families gathered to celebrate. Andrew Gold, Chair of Airedale NHS Foundation trust cut the ribbon and said: “There are opportunities like this as Chairman of the trust and a resident of Skipton that make me feel very proud.  It’s being proud to see […]

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New lease of life for Castleberg Hospital

Posted on 10/16/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

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 […]

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Community team can now update patient records on the go

Posted on 04/29/19 by AireAdmin

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 […]

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‘Looking out for our neighbours’ targets social isolation in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven

Posted on 03/15/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

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.

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‘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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