Category: Maternity

New teams offer personalised care to expectant mums

Posted on 01/06/21 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has introduced two new ‘Continuity of Carer’ teams, to deliver a more personalised service to new mums and their families, with each pregnant mum to receive her own dedicated midwifery team and the reassurance of a midwife she knows present at the birth. Continuity of carer is care provided throughout a woman’s pregnancy, […]

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On-going maternity care during the Coronavirus pandemic – update 16 December 2020

Posted on 12/16/20 by AireAdmin

Maternity care is still essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and services are still running. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all hospitals are trying to reduce the number of people coming in to hospital or for appointments. This will help limit the spread of the virus and take the pressure off NHS services, including maternity services. […]

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Memory cards created to recognise early pregnancies that are lost

Posted on 06/17/20 by AireAdmin

Staff at Airedale Hospital have now created special memory cards, to recognise early pregnancies that are sadly lost.  Prompted by a conversation with a patient who had miscarried, the team from the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) decided to develop a card to recognise first trimester pregnancies that unfortunately miscarry, an idea supported by the […]

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DadPad® app launches in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on 05/14/20 by AireAdmin

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership has announced the roll-out of a free new app for new dads and fathers-to-be. DadPad® is an information pack in digital form developed by dads to help fathers of all ages prepare for family life at a time when access to parental education classes and midwife appointments has been […]

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Information and advice for Airedale maternity patients

Posted on 04/14/20 by AireAdmin

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust aims to maintain all of our maternity pathways and where possible will use technology to reduce the number of face to face contacts. This is important for the safety of our staff and our mothers-to-be in the light of the current coronavirus outbreak. Problems and concerns If you are experiencing any […]

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Airedale Hospital maternity care gets a good report from new mums

Posted on 02/04/20 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital has been highlighted as providing good maternity care and treatment, according to a survey published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). During the summer of 2019, a questionnaire was sent to all women who gave birth in February, responses were received from 111 patients at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. The maternity survey asks […]

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Successful maternity open day back for a second year

Posted on 03/20/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

The maternity department at Airedale Hospital is inviting the public to join them for their second Maternity Open Day. Taking place on Saturday 6 April in the education centre at Airedale Hospital, the Open Day will include a variety of information stalls, a raffle, tombola and face painting, as well as the opportunity to have […]

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Donation for new mums

Posted on 03/05/19 by AireAdmin

Pictured: Alison Mastrantuono, Janet Jackson and Kathryn Spencer from the new born hearing screening team with Rev. Hugh Fielden, Anne-Marie Foster and Vera Cocker from All Saints Church, Earby. Volunteers from All Saints Church in Earby have donated essential products for new mums at Airedale hospital. Several bags containing baby wipes, clothes, lotion, nappies, and […]

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Keighley group makes donation in memory of Isobel Scarborough

Posted on 02/11/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A group which has helped improve the health and activity of elderly people in Keighley for over a quarter of century has made a donation this week to Airedale Hospital, in memory of one of its founding members, Isobel Scarborough. Isobel was well known in Keighley and was a driving force in many local voluntary […]

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Airedale Hospital maternity care gets an excellent report from new mums

Posted on 01/29/19 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital has been highlighted as providing excellent maternity care and treatment, according to a survey published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The survey received responses from more than 17,600 women who had a baby in February last year and it covers all aspects of maternity care; from the first time they saw […]

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