Category: Palliative care

Gold Standard award for Airedale Hospital wards

Posted on 10/21/19 by AireAdmin

Wards 6 and 9 at Airedale Hospital have received a prestigious award, the Gold Standards Framework (GSF), recognising their commitment to delivering excellent end of life care. The GSF is a national scheme encouraging healthcare professionals to initiate advance care planning conversations with patients who have irreversible, life-limiting health conditions. This includes diseases such as advanced […]

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New lease of life for Castleberg Hospital

Posted on 10/16/19 by AireAdmin

Castleberg community hospital has now re-opened its doors to patients. Following a major programme of repair and refurbishment, the first patients were welcomed by staff at Castleberg Hospital on Monday 7 October. The hospital provides bed-based intermediate care – often called ‘step-up and step-down’ care – for 10 people.  This involves short periods of assessment […]

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Are you ready for Dying Matters week

Posted on 05/15/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

An event to help people talk about getting ready for death was held at Airedale Hospital today as part of the nationwide Dying Matters Awareness Week. The theme for this year’s campaign is Are We Ready, and looks at the practical and emotional steps we all need to take to be ready for the end […]

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Physiotherapist receives Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award

Posted on 08/28/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

          A physiotherapist from Airedale Hospital has been given a ‘Yorkshire women of achievement’ award for her outstanding contribution to Manorlands, the Sue Ryder hospice in Keighley. The awards celebrated Yorkshire women who work in the fields of business, education, sport, arts and health, as well as paying tribute to those […]

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Trust unveils Pledge tree for Dying Matters week

Posted on 05/21/18 by AireAdmin

If you knew this was your last day of life what would you do?  How would you like to be remembered? Do you know what your loved ones would want at their funeral?  These were some of the questions staff at Airedale Hospital encouraged people to think about at a Death Café, organised to celebrate […]

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Encouragement to talk about death

Posted on 05/08/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

The palliative care team at Airedale hospital is aiming to get people talking about a taboo subject: death. Events are taking place at the hospital as part of the nationwide annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 14-20 May. A Death Café, where visitors and staff are invited to enjoy tea and cake in […]

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30th December 2016 – Airedale’s palliative care consultant named in the New Year Honours List

Posted on 12/31/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Specialist palliative care consultant Dr Helen Livingstone is ‘humbled’ to receive an MBE in this year’s New Years Honours for her services to end of life healthcare. Dr Livingstone, who is currently working at Sue Ryder Manorlands, accepted the award on behalf of her palliative care team including consultants Drs Michael Hughes  and Linda Wilson […]

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2nd June 2016 – Training helps Airedale Hospital deliver Gold Standard end of life care

Posted on 06/02/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Two wards from Airedale Hospital have received awards from the Honorary Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) in recognition of the care they provide patients nearing the end of their lives. Wards 6 and 9 have been awarded Gold Standards Framework (GSF) quality hallmark award in recognition of good practice in end of life […]

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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 […]

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22nd April 2016 – A café to talk about dying at Airedale Hospital

Posted on 04/22/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special café is being set up in part of Airedale Hospital’s restaurant where people can talk about a taboo subject – death. The Death Café is being organised by the palliative care team on Wednesday 4 May, between 11.30am and 2.30pm, as part of national Dying Matters Awareness Week.  Staff and visitors are invited […]

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