Category: All Press Releases

ITV garden celebrity takes on children’s ward garden

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

TV celebrity Katie Rushworth will soon be designing a brand new garden for the children’s unit at Airedale Hospital. Katie, who is originally from Baildon, presents the popular ITV gardening show ‘Love Your Garden’ alongside Alan Titchmarsh and will be offering her design services for free.  Amy Kitching, Paediatric Research Nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation […]

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New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital. The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they had […]

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Care Quality Commission Inspection Report for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Posted on 09/20/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has today received the report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its inspection of the Trust earlier this year. The CQC rated the Trust overall as Requires Improvement, whilst recognising the excellent work that had taken place in the eight months since the last report. Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive of […]

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Plaque unveiled at Airedale Hospital to man whose organs helped 5 lives

Posted on 09/12/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The daughter of a Skipton man who donated his organs to help others, proudly unveiled a special dedication in his honour at Airedale Hospital last week, in celebration of his life and the lives he saved. 23 year old Patsy Hofman visited the ICU at the hospital to unveil the plaque of her dad, Matthew […]

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Staff provide little bags of essentials for new mums in need

Posted on 09/11/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Newborn Hearing Screening Team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are providing bags of essential products for new mums who come into hospital and are most in need of a little help. The team on ward 21 have worked together to produce Pride Packs.  The packs, which are all packaged in a jersey drawstring bag […]

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New blood pressure machine saves valuable time thanks to Friends

Posted on 09/11/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Friends of Airedale charity which supports Airedale Hospital has provided a new state of the art blood pressure machine costing over £1500, which will save the staff valuable time when checking patients in the pre-operative assessment unit.  Checking blood pressure is one of the many vital checks that staff do during the assessment to […]

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ACE2 cancer pilot project

Posted on 09/07/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital is taking part in a national pilot to change the way patients with cancer symptoms are referred. The trust is one of five hospital sites across the UK taking part in the pilot project to make positive changes to the way in which patients with concerning cancer symptoms are being referred, to give […]

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Airedale seeks new governors

Posted on 09/06/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital is seeking local people in the Keighley West area and outside of the hospital’s catchment area to become governors at the Trust. Foundation trust governors have an important role to play and act as a link between the hospital board of directors and the public.

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Harold says farewell to Airedale after 20 years

Posted on 09/05/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A local consultant is retiring from Airedale Hospital after 20 years at the Trust.

Dr Harold Hosker, a consultant in respiratory and general medicine who works on Airedale’s acute medical unit (AMU), joined Airedale in 1997, having trained in Newcastle, and subsequently worked in Leeds, Hull, Hong Kong and Burnley.

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Airedale nurse receives Queen’s Nurse title

Posted on 08/29/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A District Nurse Specialist Practitioner from Airedale Hospital has been awarded the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’ in recognition of her high standards of practice and patient care. Trudy Balderson from Cracoe near Skipton who is Head of Community Services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and based at Skipton Hospital, is to receive her accolade in […]

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