Category: environment

Butterfly Tearooms open for patients with dementia

Posted on 06/20/18 by AireAdmin

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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Hospital looking for vital volunteers

Posted on 04/18/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital is offering an exciting opportunity for volunteers to take part in assessments of the care environment – starting in a few weeks’ time in May. The Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) take place every year and look at the hospital environment to see how well it is meeting the needs […]

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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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ITV garden celebrity takes on children’s ward garden

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin

TV celebrity Katie Rushworth will soon be designing a brand new garden for the children’s unit at Airedale Hospital. Katie, who is originally from Baildon, presents the popular ITV gardening show ‘Love Your Garden’ alongside Alan Titchmarsh and will be offering her design services for free.  Amy Kitching, Paediatric Research Nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation […]

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Airedale Domestic staff lead the way in national training programme

Posted on 07/24/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The domestic staff at Airedale Hospital have been sharing their expertise across the country, by advising on a new national training programme for cleaning professionals across the NHS. The team have been a pilot site for the launch of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP ) Competency & Knowledge Workbook – completion of which […]

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Children get to give a garden makeover to construction site

Posted on 07/24/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Children from Nightingales day nursery at Airedale Hospital donned their hi-vis jackets this week and joined the construction team on the site of the new Acute Assessment Unit to create a garden and mini wildlife haven. The constructors of the new build, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, along with Integrated Health Projects who are managing the […]

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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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19th January 2017- Hospital wheelchairs recycled by prisoners to help people with disabilities living overseas in poverty

Posted on 01/19/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A new venture is being rolled out to recycle and re-build Airedale hospital’s wheelchairs to help people with disabilities living in poverty overseas. The mobility team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Bradford Based charity Margaret Carey Foundation, who collect old wheelchairs to take to HMP Garth Prison, in Chorley, so […]

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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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13th April 2016 – Joining forces to tackle health problems caused by unhealthy food

Posted on 04/14/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A unique workshop to tackle how unhealthy food is destroying the local community’s physical health, emotional wellbeing and countryside is being held at Airedale Hospital. Representatives from the food industry have been invited to join forces with farmers, gardeners and those from health, education, local government, scientists, researchers and charities to look at how best […]

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