Category: mobility

Equipment amnesty launched to rescue lost equipment

Posted on 03/12/19 by AireAdmin

Volunteers and staff at Airedale Hospital have joined forces to declare an equipment amnesty in a bid to rescue lost wheelchairs, walking frames and other walking aids. The last time the hospital held an amnesty hundreds of pairs of crutches, walking sticks, and walking aids worth around £4,000 plus several wheelchairs, were returned during the […]

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Mark can carry on fishing thanks to REMAP

Posted on 11/19/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Mark Bradley from Glusburn has been a keen fisherman for over 40 years but feared his fishing days could be over when he suffered a stroke last year which seriously restricted the use of his left arm. This was when the Community Stroke Team, based at Airedale Hospital, contacted Remap through Occupational Therapist Dawn Osborne. […]

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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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Plan to roll out a new testing ground for new wheelchair users

Posted on 12/16/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s mobility team is seeking sponsorship to create a new testing ground on site to help keep new electric wheelchair users safe whilst manoeuvring. For the past 20 years they have teamed up with Bradford Council’s road safety team to run driving tests for their patients to help them learn how best to use […]

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