Category: Neonatal

Neonatal unit creates journey bags for new parents

Posted on 03/02/20 by AireAdmin

Every new parent wants to record the special moments in their baby’s progress and it’s very important for parents whose baby is born early and needs special care. So the staff at the Neonatal Unit at Airedale Hospital have created ‘Journey bags’ to help record those important baby milestones and to make the parents’ stay […]

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New chairs help with Kangaroo cuddles on the neonatal unit

Posted on 02/25/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Parents and their newborn babies on the Neonatal Unit at Airedale Hospital are enjoying three new reclining chairs to help them get optimum skin-to-skin contact, thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Airedale charity. The chairs have been proven to help promote kangaroo care, a method which offers support in vital areas such as […]

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Special tributes for baby loss awareness week

Posted on 10/17/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

                  Airedale Hospital was lit up in pink and blue this week to show support for baby loss awareness week 2018.  The annual week, now in its 16th year, is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around […]

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Neonatal dads celebrate Father’s day

Posted on 06/18/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Pictured: first time dad Lee Holmes holding his 6 week old twin girls – for the first time both together – on Father’s Day Airedale hospital’s neonatal unit celebrated Father’s day by giving cards and chocolates to new dads. The neonatal unit looks after babies who are born premature or sick, and babies sometimes stay […]

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Tiny Tickers machines to help Airedale babies

Posted on 04/03/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital has received 2 new pulse oximetry machines, all thanks to the generous support of Tiny Tickers, a charity that aims to give a better start to tiny hearts. The machines are one of the ways to improve the early detection and care of babies with serious heart conditions. Newborn screening for a Congenital Heart […]

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Trust welcomes Kirsty back as Children’s Matron

Posted on 11/29/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Children’s Nurse Kirsty Randell has come back to her nursing roots at Airedale Hospital, to take up the role of Matron for Children’s Services. Kirsty who lives in Bradley, started at the hospital as an apprentice in 1994 and has returned, after a stint working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, as the new Matron. Kirsty had […]

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Parents get together for World Prematurity Day

Posted on 11/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Volunteers from Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick, visited Airedale Hospital neonatal unit on Friday to give out gifts to families on the unit. Big boxes of chocolates, Bliss milestone cards and fabulous handmade knitted gifts from one of Bliss Airedale’s loyal supporters, Rita Mulryan were distributed on the unit in recognition […]

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Newborn hearing screeners celebrate 11 years

Posted on 07/28/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s new-born hearing screeners are celebrating 11 years of screening local babies. The team, which includes four screeners and an administrator, was established over a decade ago to offer all new-born babies a simple screen which can identify the possibility of a hearing loss and the need for further testing by audiology. New parents are offered screening which is safe, simple and minimally invasive. It involves placing a small soft tip into the baby’s ear canal and a soft clicking sound is transmitted down the ear canal to test reactions to sound.

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30 June 2016 – Midwives Invites Parents And Parents-to-Be To Share Experiences

Posted on 06/30/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Midwives from Airedale Hospital are inviting people to join them for a special event to help redesign the midwifery service at the hospital. The Community Midwifery team is asking parents-to-be or anyone who has used midwifery services either at the hospital or out in the community to come along to a special event in Keighley […]

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18th May 2016 – Local company raises money to help poorly babies

Posted on 05/18/16 by AireAdmin

A local mortgage company have been busy raising money to help babies in the neonatal unit at Airedale Hospital. The HR team at HML in Skipton held a month of fundraising, with the aim of raising £3000. Samantha Allen, recruitment specialist at HML, said: “We decided the HR team would lead on the fundraising but […]

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