Category: Elderly medicine

New bus stop on the ward is helping patients with dementia

Posted on 01/08/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special bus stop on a ward is helping give dementia patients at Airedale Hospital a quiet and safe place to be and helping them feel more settled whilst they are in hospital. For patients with dementia coming into hospital can be disorientating and frightening as the ward will be unfamiliar and the person may […]

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Butterfly Tearooms open for patients with dementia

Posted on 06/20/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Patients at Airedale Hospital can step back in time as a new Butterfly tea room opened this week on ward 6, to help patients with dementia. The tea room creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere on the ward and can evoke happy memories of family outings. The tea room features a specially commissioned wall art […]

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Staff get special preview of new Acute Assessment Unit

Posted on 04/06/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff and volunteers at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust got a special preview this week of the new £7m Acute Assessment unit as the Trust’s construction partner, Integrated Health Projects, gets ready to hand the building over to the trust as it nears completion. The new 48 bed unit, which opens to patients in late April, […]

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Airedale staff make a Butterfly tree to celebrate Dementia awareness week

Posted on 05/22/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital created a butterfly pledge tree and hosted a marketplace event to raise awareness of those patients living with dementia. The event was an opportunity to showcase all of the work being done to support patients including the new butterfly activity trolleys for use on the wards and John’s campaign which promotes flexible visiting […]

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Death café and information fair on 11 May at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 05/02/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Members of the public are being invited to a special café and information event at Airedale Hospital to talk about a taboo subject – death. The Death Café is being organised by the palliative care team on Thursday 11 May, between 10am and 2pm, as part of the national Dying Matters Awareness Week.  Visitors and […]

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Building work starts on new Acute Assessment Unit

Posted on 03/06/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Pictured L to R: Richard Attley, Project Manager, Integrated Health Projects, Nicola Riley Capital Manager, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Daron Walker, Construction Manager, Integrated Health Projects.   It was an exciting time at Airedale Hospital this week as contractors broke ground to start the build proper on the new £6m acute assessment unit – the […]

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4 August 2016 – Airedale Hospital Dementia Garden Benefits From Freemasons’ Donation

Posted on 08/05/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special dementia garden at Airedale Hospital is benefitting from a generous donation by the Freemasons. Craven Branch 810 of the Freemasons has donated £1000 to the Friends of Airedale Hospital towards the completion of the garden, which is particularly aimed at patients with dementia and their visitors. The garden, which is accessible through ward […]

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4th November 2013 – Helpline launched for seriously and terminally ill patients

Posted on 11/04/13 by AireAdmin

A new helpline for patients who have a serious illess and may be in the last year of their lives was launched today (4 November) across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The dedicated ‘Gold Line’ telephone number aims to provide one point of contact for patients and their carers for help and advice, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, to […]

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1st August 2013 – Pat a therapy dog during Airedale Hospital’s open day

Posted on 08/01/13 by AireAdmin

Greyhound Meg has had a crucial job for the past seven years – she has brightened up the lives of hundreds of elderly people and children. Alongside her owner, 75 year-old Jane Thrower, she has been visiting local hospitals, care homes and groups of children with disabilities. They will be one of the attractions at […]

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5th September 2012 – Care improves for older people with hip fractures

Posted on 09/05/12 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has scored highly in a new report published yesterday ranking trusts throughout the country on the care they provide for people with hip fractures. It is based on the submissions to the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) which was developed as an independent survey, with support from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and […]

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