Category: Public health

Heart Age test launched for September Healthy Heart campaign

Posted on 09/11/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

          Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their ‘heart age’ is older than their physical age. Around 12,700 people will die from a heart […]

Read more

26th October 2016 – Help for patients worldwide with lung problems  

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Michael Crabtree felt like he’d been given a new lease of life after getting help from respiratory nurses at Airedale Hospital. The retired auctioneer from Gargrave was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seven years ago which has caused him problems particularly in the last three years. Michael was more recently diagnosed with bronchiectasis, […]

Read more

A breast surgeon reflects on the complex decisions facing her patients at a difficult time

Posted on 10/13/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

I recently told a 30-year-old woman she probably has breast cancer. I say woman, but she looked like a young girl to me. Even as I approach 50, I feel young and that there is a long future ahead. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had to give devastating news to a patient, and it […]

Read more

6 October 2016 – Airedale Hospital launches flu fighters campaign

Posted on 10/06/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A campaign has been launched at Airedale Hospital this week asking staff to have their flu jab to protect vulnerable patients, their families and colleagues this winter. The employee health and wellbeing team has staff has set up drop-in clinics, running from now until December, and will be visiting wards to make it as easy […]

Read more

13th June 2016 – Airedale Hospital Health event comes to Pendle

Posted on 06/14/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Board members, Governors and staff from Airedale Hospital are bringing a special health event to Pendle later this month. The Health Event, which is coming to the Civic Hall, Barnoldswick, on Wednesday 29 June will give Pendle residents the opportunity to hear about what Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is doing in the area, and the […]

Read more

5th may – Medication bags made for a good cause

Posted on 05/07/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Medication bags made for a good cause Palliative care nurses at Airedale Hospital are giving out handy bags as part of a charity venture to make life easier for patients who need to carry their medication around. These syringe driver bags have been made and donated by IGD Interior Goods Direct Ltd, a company based […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

8th February 2016 – Check out your inhaler technique at Airedale Hospital 15 – 19 February

Posted on 02/08/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Specialist respiratory nurses are having a week-long campaign at Airedale Hospital to make sure that patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD )are using their inhalers correctly. Sophie Carrow and Colette Scully from the community health team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, are having an information stand on the top landing above the main […]

Read more

7th December 2015 – ‘WINTER’ acronym gives health advice

Posted on 12/07/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

Doctors are urging patients to give themselves the gift of good health this Christmas – and that means being prepared. Patients across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, are being urged by health professionals to think ‘WINTER’. As part of the national Stay Well This Winter campaign, the three local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): NHS Airedale, […]

Read more

17th November 2015 – Stop the pressure

Posted on 11/17/15 by AireAdmin

What is a pressure ulcer, who can get them and how can you prevent them? Will be the questions answered by clinical leaders across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, next week. As part of the world-wide Stop Pressure Ulcer Day on Thursday 19 November, NHS staff will be out in the community raising awareness of pressure […]

Read more