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Welcome to General surgery at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Information while you are waiting for surgery or treatment

 Each of our specialities communicate with patients on their waiting lists, but you can also now access the NHS My Planned Care Patient website – a national website which gives you direct access to the latest average wait time information, as well as helpful advice and support whilst you wait. also has health advice and support around managing your condition.

Coming for surgery and want to know more about your patient journey?

If you’re coming in for surgery and want to know more about what to expect during your patient journey you can visit our special site here to find out more.

It has information on your experience with us including before your appointment, your arrival, on the ward, anaesthesia, surgery and recovery.

There are videos from our team and patient stories to help you understand your care.

There is also a video on how we support people with disabilities.

Getting in shape for surgery

Getting yourself in shape before your surgery is important, as it will positively impact on how well your surgery goes and your recovery afterwards.

We have a plan to support you along the way.

Find information and hear from some of the team you might meet when you come into hospital for surgery.

Living Well aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice for people in Bradford District.

Our health can be affected by choices we make and the communities where we live, work and play.

Lots of people live with long term health conditions. Our goal is to lower the cases of these often preventable health conditions and to help people live longer, healthier lives.

If you would like more information and support to lose weight, increase physical activity or stop smoking then visit the Living Well website.

Any more questions?

If you have any further questions please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)

Opening hours

More information coming soon.

What to expect on your visit

Our specialist services

General Surgery
Vascular surgery
Lymphoedema service
Clinical nurse specialists for surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery
Breast Unit

Click on the links to our various Surgery services

A final word

We’d love to hear what you think about our new website; what you think works well and if there’s anything we can do to improve it.  Please send your comments to

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