Category: Stroke medicine

New wheelchairs give freedom to our stroke patients

Posted on 10/16/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Friends of Airedale charity have bought three specially designed wheelchairs for the stroke unit at Airedale Hospital, to give patients more freedom after their stroke.  The chairs are specially designed to give maximum comfort and vital postural support for people who have just had strokes that don’t have sitting balance, as Pam Beaumont, Stroke […]

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Friends donate vital heart monitor

Posted on 04/16/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

Friends of Airedale have funded a vital heart monitor for the stroke unit at Airedale Hospital, helping detect heart conditions and reduce the risk of further strokes. The pocket sized Novacor device monitors for a heart condition called Atrial fibrillation (AF), which is often found in patients who subsequently have a stroke.  A person with […]

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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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Airedale’s life after stroke support group

Posted on 06/18/18 by AireAdmin

Pictured: Airedale staff Pam Beaumont and Liz Dawson with members of the life after stroke support group. Includes speakers Grace Summersgill who runs a stroke support group in Silsden, representatives from Carers’ Resource, Cerin Rees who leads a stroke rehab class and Jean Roberts from the Goldies UK charity. Stroke care staff at Airedale hospital […]

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‘Stroke is Treatable’ message on world stroke day

Posted on 10/24/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Clinicians at Airedale Hospital are supporting World Stroke Day on 29 October by sharing the message that stroke is treatable. Stroke is the leading cause of death globally. Every two seconds, someone has a stroke, and unfortunately, many do not receive proper stroke care. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. […]

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28th October 2016 – Development of new community stroke team – blog part 2

Posted on 10/20/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Well another month on, and oh, how much things have progressed! – our new community stroke team is set to see patients this month. Each post within our new community stroke team has been recruited to and there are start dates for all, over the next few weeks. The plan is to have all the […]

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11 May 2016 – Pam raises funds for stroke monitors

Posted on 05/11/16 by AireAdmin

Pam Beaumont, stroke specialist nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, has been training hard for the Leeds Half Marathon 2016 to raise funds to buy monitors for patients who have had a stroke. The specialist monitoring equipment will allow staff on the stroke ward at Airedale Hospital to monitor patients over seven days to look […]

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9th July 2015 – Have your say on improvements to critical hours stroke services

Posted on 07/09/15 by AireAdmin

Clinical leaders in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are holding a range of engagement activities so people can have their say on plans to improve local stroke services. The plans will ensure that anyone who has a stroke receives consistent and safe care. As part of the changes, the existing hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) […]

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11th June 2015 – Critical hours stroke services to be improved

Posted on 06/11/15 by AireAdmin

Local doctors are planning to improve the first ‘critical hours’ of care for patients from Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven who have suffered a stroke by providing a single site emergency stroke service for the district. The service, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), will provide round the clock care, seven days a week, giving patients […]

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13th April 2015 – Stroke services to be improved

Posted on 04/13/15 by AireAdmin No Comments

Health bosses across Bradford and Airedale are working together to improve care and future quality of life for stroke patients in the district. The local partnership, of hospital providers and GP commissioners, is looking into the best way to provide consistent high quality and safe stroke services for patients. This includes access to emergency care […]

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