Category: All Press Releases

Trust launches special services for relatives

Posted on 04/07/20 by AireAdmin

The Trust has set up three new special services today (Mon 6 April) – all to help relatives who have a loved one in hospital. The first is a delivery and collection service where relatives can drop off a bag of essentials, such as clothes, nightwear, books and toiletries, so these can be delivered by […]

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Community pulls together for hospital

Posted on 04/03/20 by AireAdmin

A video from our chief executive: We’ve issued a heartfelt “thank you” to the community for an overwhelming response to its appeal for items to help staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Local people, businesses and charitable and voluntary organisations have handed over more than 7000 individual items such as drinks, snacks, hand cream and disposable […]

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Airedale gets delivery of 2nd mobile cancer unit to support patients during Covid-19

Posted on 04/01/20 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has today (1 April) received delivery of a second mobile cancer care unit, to help care for patients with cancer during the Covid-19 outbreak. The new mobile unit, or cancer bus as the patients call it, was delivered along with a nursing support vehicle, from the charity Hope for Tomorrow.  It was scheduled […]

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Safeguarding adults information from North Yorkshire safeguarding board

Posted on 03/30/20 by AireAdmin

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Board have put a dedicated page together with information from their partners and other organisations from across the county in the hope that it provides a single point of access for anybody who is needing to seek information and resources in relation to safeguarding adults whilst the outbreak is ongoing and the […]

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Care for Airedale campaign launched

Posted on 03/25/20 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has asked people to show their love for their NHS heroes as this week it launches its ‘Care for Airedale’ campaign, all in response to the huge outpouring of support for its staff from the local community.  The campaign wants to raise funds for items that are above and beyond what the NHS […]

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Hospital support roles for immediate start

Posted on 03/19/20 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s wholly owned subsidiary AGH Solutions is looking to recruit people who are immediately available to work in various roles, including hospitality, cleaning, transport, switchboard, laundry, maintenance, security, housekeeping, finance, procurement or portering, dependent on skills and abilities. 

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Suspension of non-urgent elective operations

Posted on 03/18/20 by AireAdmin

Rob Aitchison, Chief Operating Officer of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: 

“As the Chief Medical Officer has stated, NHS services are likely to come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and we need to ensure that we have as many beds available as possible when the number of infections peaks. 

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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on 03/15/20 by AireAdmin

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

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New pagers offered for relatives and carers of patients having surgery

Posted on 03/09/20 by AireAdmin

Coming round after surgery can be an anxious time for some patients so the theatre team at Airedale Hospital are now offering pagers for parents or loved ones or carers of anxious patients or those with additional needs , to help reduce worry and make sure the patient’s family can be there as soon as […]

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Seven Ages of an NHS Woman  – Dr Maggie Helliwell

The reference in the title is to Shakespeare. In ‘As You Like It’ he graphically describes the seven Ages of Man from infant to old man ‘ sans eyes , sans teeth, sans everything’ and that passage of time ends at three score years and ten (a milestone I passed last year) Of course 70 is the new 40 but this famous passage can be used to describe my life and career in the NHS . I have adapted the categories to fully reflect the female perspective. Essentially my career has been one of serendipity.

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