Archive: March, 2020

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

Victoria Pickles

Hello my name is Victoria Pickles and I am Director of Corporate Affairs at the Trust. I joined Airedale in February 2019 and have worked in the NHS for 17 years. Not many people know what a Director of Corporate Affairs does, and you certainly don’t – as far as I know – grow up wanting to be one.

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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

Linda Gibbs

What is your job?
I am the Clinical Coding Manager for the Trust

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?
My first passion is art and I took a degree in Fashion and Clothing Technology at Northumbria University. However after 4 years of study I decided I needed a job with my feet firmly planted on the ground. My first NHS job was allocating wheelchairs and loan equipment for a local GP practice. From there I moved into a Medical Records Department as a filing and clinic clerk. 

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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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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

Lorna Smithson

What is your job?

Head of Workforce Resource Service

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

My mum worked at Airedale many years ago so as a child I spent a lot of time in the hospital either after school, on a weekend or in the holidays.  Mum would always find me little jobs to do to keep me out of trouble either photocopying or stapling together junior doctor induction packs, stuffing envelopes etc.

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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

Julia Nixon

What is your job?

Divisional Operations Director for urgent care and flow.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

No idea what made me do it! I am a nurse by background and then an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. I am passionate about quality of care and developing people and services for people who need care.

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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

Katie Lister

What is your job?

I am Head of Communications and Employee Engagement at Airedale.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

From growing up in rural Worcestershire (Archers country, Radio 4 fans) I did a degree in German and Management Studies at Leeds University and then, casting around for a graduate job in the early 90s, ended up working for Ernst & Young, the auditors/consultants as a sales administrator. After a few years I wanted a change

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NHS 111 online Coronavirus service

Posted on 03/03/20 by AireAdmin

The latest health information can be found at nhs.uk For the latest government information go to www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public NHS 111 online coronavirus service NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if: you think you might have coronavirus you’ve […]

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Neonatal unit creates journey bags for new parents

Posted on 03/02/20 by AireAdmin

Every new parent wants to record the special moments in their baby’s progress and it’s very important for parents whose baby is born early and needs special care. So the staff at the Neonatal Unit at Airedale Hospital have created ‘Journey bags’ to help record those important baby milestones and to make the parents’ stay […]

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