‘Foluke Ajayi, Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“The news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen brings a deep sadness to all of us at Airedale.
“She set a steadfast example of hard work, diligence, compassion and commitment to others throughout her long reign. It was a proud moment for us all when she awarded NHS staff the George Cross earlier this year.
“Our focus now is to support our staff, patients, visitors and our communities, following the example set by the Queen throughout her life.
“On behalf of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we send our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Royal Family at this time”.