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Simple NHS guide

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning NHS hospital and community services trust providing high quality, personalised, acute, elective, specialist and community care for a population of over 200,000 people from a widespread area covering 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire – stretching as far as the Yorkshire Dales and the National Park in North Yorkshire, reaching areas of North Bradford and Guiseley in West Yorkshire and extending into Colne and Pendle in the East of Lancashire.

We employ over 2,500 staff and have over 350 committed volunteers.

Last year:

  • We treated over 32,000 inpatients, 31,000 non-elective patients and 144,000 outpatients
  • Our Emergency Department saw more than 70,000 patients
  • Over 2,000 babies were born at Airedale Hospital

We provide services from our main hospital site, Airedale Hospital, and at other locations across the community – such as Castleberg Hospital, near Settle, Coronation Hospital in Ilkley and Skipton Hospital